Mahabharata Proves Sinhala Language is Older Than Tamil Nadu Language
Posted on August 30th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara

It is pointless responding to CV Wigneswaran who seems to find relief in false beliefs to comfort the sad realization that Tamils do not have a nation of their own. Craving for a nation of their own is just and fair. But it must not be on someone else’s land. His claims are baseless and his own beliefs are inconsistent with them.

Mahabharata is an ancient Hindu epic of the land now called India. Its content is mythical but some of the actors and events are reasonably probable. It was written between 3 century BCE and 3 century AD. It relates to events supposedly happened a few thousand years earlier.

Mahabharata mentions Sinhalas on many occasions including the Kurukshetra war (at times with unflattering descriptions). However, there is no mention of Tamils. There is a mention of Dravidians but Tamils are only a fraction of Dravidians. Of the Dravidians mentioned therein, they could well be Telegu or any other Dravidians other than Tamils. Many other ethnic groups are specifically mentioned in the Mahabharata.

Dravidians or Tamils are certainly not mentioned in relation to the island of Lanka. Only Sinhalas are mentioned in relation to the island of Lanka.

Over 95% of Tamils are Hindus and believe in the Mahabharata.

That is conclusive proof that Tamil (Nadu) language is not older than the Sinhala language and there were no Tamil Nadu language users in the island of Sri Lanka, only Sinhalas at the time the ancient Hindu epic was written.

Whatever disagreements Sri Lanka had with Wigneswaran and his crowd were sorted out in the battlefield in 2009. It is not worth the while to repeat it when all proof points to the absurdity of his beliefs and claims. If Tamils are serious about self-determination, Tamil Nadu is their starting point.

2 Responses to “Mahabharata Proves Sinhala Language is Older Than Tamil Nadu Language”

  1. dingiri bandara Says:

    The Tamil do have homeland called Tamil Nadu. Are they ashamed to call it their homeland? What is the origin of the what is called the Tamil Diaspora? Of course some of the are ex LTTE fighters.

  2. Gunasinghe Says:

    Well said Dilrook. They must have home land in Tamilnadu.

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