Author Archive for History

MAHAVANSA – COMPILED FOR THE SERENE JOY AND EMOTION OF THE PIOUS.

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Sripali Vaiamon  But it also tried to establish SINHALESE were descendants of a lion and a woman. How far we can believe that !Let that be there but let us address everyone living in Sri Lanka as SRILANKAN, besides their ethnic names. This could be implemented after the election of the new PRESIIDENT on the […]

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Ravana was a spectacular king. He just fell for the wrong girl

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Written by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne Courtesy The Indian Express The mists of mythology, history and conspiracy theories render him elusive. Yet, in Sri Lanka, the search for Ravana remains a quest for validation. A few months ago, I was picking my way through an obscure 1870s translation of the great Ramayana, notebook in one hand and […]

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Archaeological officers complain regarding a building of a Kovil

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Archaeological officers in Vavuniya have complained to the Omanthai police in October to carry out an inquiry about the building of a Kovil in the Maligai area in Omanthai, in Vavuniya by a certain group of people by bulldozing a place with archaeological memorials and ruins that belonged to Anuradhapura period. […]

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Stone weapons used by prehistoric man found from Mankulam

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Several stone weapons used by prehistoric man have been found in the area nearby Panikkan Kulam in Mankulam, Mullaitivu, says Professor Paramu Pushparatnam. Speaking to Ada Derana reporter, Prof. Pushparatnam stated that he had inspected the area after he was notified by the residents that artefacts belonging to the prehistoric times exist there. […]

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MAHAVANSA – COMPILED FOR THE SERENE JOY AND EMOTION OF THE PIOUS-

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Dr.Sripali Vaiamon  Canada But it also tried to establish SINHALESE were descendants of a lion and a woman. How far we can believe that! Let that be there but let us address everyone living in Sri Lanka AS SRILANKAN, after the election of the new President What a fascinating apology.  Rev. Mahanama of the Deegasanda […]

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Oldest miniaturized stone toolkits in Eurasia

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

by Max Planck Society Courtesy phys.org Microliths—small stone tools—are often interpreted as being part of composite tools, including projectile weapons, and essential to efficient hunting strategies of Homo sapiens. In Europe and Africa, the earliest appearance of these lithic toolkits are linked to hunting medium and large-sized animals in grassland or woodland settings, or as adaptations to […]

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Ancient 45,000-year-old quartz tools ‘used to hunt animals up trees’ are found in Sri Lanka – making them the oldest human-made implements ever found in South Asian rainforest

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

By IAN RANDALL FOR MAILONLINE Archaeologists studied tiny, worked stone tools found in the Fa-Hein Lena Cave They believe they were made during the production of projectiles like spears Ancient humans likely used them to hunt tree-dwelling animals like monkeys These early tools overturn the idea that rainforests impeded humanity’s spread PUBLISHED: 19:00, 2 October 2019 | UPDATED: 19:00, 2 October […]

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DNA analysis of skeletal remains in India debunks Aryan invasion theory

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

BY S VENKAT NARAYAN, Courtesy The Island NEW DELHI, September 7: A newly published archaeological study based on DNA analysis of skeletal remains at the Rakhigarhi site in Haryana in north India has claimed that inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) were a distinct indigenous people, and challenges the theory of an “Aryan invasion” ending […]

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Ravana World’s First Aviator, Says Sri Lanka, Launches Initiative to Study His Voyage 5,000 Years Ago

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy News18 Civil Aviation Authority vice-chairman Shashi Danatunge said they had irrefutable facts to prove that Ravana was the pioneer and the first to fly using an aircraft. Bengaluru: The Sri Lankan government believes that King Ravana was the first aviator in the world and flew over 5,000 years ago and the country’s Civil Aviation Authority […]

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In ‘Eisenhower’s Death Camps’: A U.S. Prison Guard Remembers

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Martin Brech Courtesy  The INSTITUTE FOR HISTORICAL REVIEW In October 1944, at age eighteen, I was drafted into the U.S. army. Largely because of the “Battle of the Bulge,” my training was cut short, my furlough was halved, and I was sent overseas immediately. Upon arrival in Le Havre, France, we were quickly loaded into […]

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Truth of World War II – What did Japan fight for

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Japanese Agency Truth of Japan’s World War II Why did Japan have to fight? What did Japan fight for? Japan is the first Asian country that has amazingly modernized and defeated one of Great Western powers, Russian Empire. This brought huge hope to many Asian countries that were suffering from Western colonization. Who else in […]

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Lankan satellite brings back King Ravana to center stage

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The successful launching of the first Sri Lankan-designed satellite ‘Raavana-1’ on June 17, established the capabilities of two young Lankan engineers, Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika. Tharindu Dayaratne is an electrical and electronics engineer of the University of Peradeniya and a research engineer at the Arthur C Clarke Institute for […]

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Ravana -an epic TV series in Sri Lanka Depicting origin of Sinhala people

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Sri Lanka Raavana, the ancient Lankan monarch who is known to have excelled in technology, aviation, medicine, state craft and music. Ravana is considered to be a descendant of Yakka clan in ancient Sri Lanka and the ancient dynasty of  Sinhala people in Sri Lanka . Name “Yakka” believed to be derived from the Sinhala […]

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Public Lecture on 24th June 2019

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Public Lecture  Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka and India gaining independence from British colonial rule?”    by Senaka Weeraratna   On Monday 24th  June 2019 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 ALL ARE WELCOME […]

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Sri Lanka – the poisoned legacy of British colonial rule

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy  Internationalist Communist Forum Introduction To the British public, Sri Lanka is probably best known for idyllic photos in package tour brochures describing it as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. But for a large part of its population, the island is anything but idyllic. For half a century, it has been plagued by on-going […]

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A Buddhist International University Called NALANDA

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Dr. Daya Hewavitharana. Nalanda was the first residential university in the history of the world. The Nalanda campus was an exceptionally impressive place, which included many impressive chetiyas, temples, monasteries, hostels, lecture halls, meditation halls, libraries, even parkland with lakes. The three great libraries of Nalanda were: Ratnasagara, Ratnadadhi and Ratnaranjaka. Inscriptional evidence (Yasovarmadeva) reveals that […]

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 “Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka and India gaining independence from British colonial rule?”

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

By Senaka Weeraratna  Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Public Lecture  Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka and India gaining independence from British colonial rule?”   by Senaka Weeraratna   On Monday 29th April 2019 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 ALL ARE WELCOME Abstract The time has come […]

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Accountability of Mannar Mass grave in Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Friday, April 12th, 2019

PBS Hemachandra Lieutenant Commander (retired) Sri Lanka Navy Courtesy The Island Carbon dating of the bone samples collected from the Mannar Mass grave in Sri Lanka confirmed that bone samples belonged to the periods when Sri Lanka was ruled by European. Books written by Portuguese, Dutch and English historians recorded massacres of Singhalese people lived […]

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Why the British should apologise to India

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

by Shashi Tharoor Courtesy RT Screenshot from film Gandhi (1982); Director Richard Attenborough; International Film Investors; National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC); Goldcrest Films International; Indo-British; Carolina Bank The centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre is the right occasion for Britain to apologise for the evils of colonialism. Two years ago, on the UK […]

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Historical evidence of Mannar Mass graves dating back to 16th Century

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

by P. WEERASEKERA Courtesy The Island The issue of mass graves in Mannar continues to remain an inconclusive hot topic, despite the radio carbon dating analysis report received from the Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory in Florida, USA., which cleared the Sri Lanka Army of responsibility, by declaring the skeletal remains referred to the Laboratory pre-dates […]

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Myths and Misinterpretations of the Kandyan Convention of 1815 

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Harindra Dunuwille Much has been said and written about the Kandyan Convention of 1815 whereby the Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. Historians and writers have over the years interpreted the events that led to the signing and the cessation of what was the last bastion of Sinhale”. The document itself, its drafting, its […]

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Kandyan Convention of 1815 – A Convention violated and dishonoured

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

by Senaka Weeraratna (This is an edited version of a paper read out at a Public Seminar on the ‘ Kandyan Convention of 1815’ held at the University of Peradeniya, Arts Theatre, on March 09, 2019) The Kandyan Convention (‘Ingrisy – Sinhale Givisuma’) must be examined in the context of British colonial policy seeking British supremacy […]

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Ancient humans hunted monkeys for tens of thousands of years

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

By Virginia Morell  Courtesy sciencemag.org If you picture early humans dining, you likely imagine them sitting down to a barbecue of mammoth, aurochs, and giant elk meat. But in the rainforests of Sri Lanka, where our ancestors ventured about 45,000 years ago, people hunted more modest fare, primarily monkeys and tree squirrels. Then they turned the bones of […]

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Forest monkey hunters of Late Pleistocene Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

john hawks weblog Fascinating: Ancient humans hunted monkeys for tens of thousands of years”. If you picture early humans dining, you likely imagine them sitting down to a barbecue of mammoth, aurochs, and giant elk meat. But in the rainforests of Sri Lanka, where our ancestors ventured about 45,000 years ago, people hunted more modest fare, […]

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Ancient Humans Living in the Rainforest Hunted Monkeys and Squirrels

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

By Jane Recker SMITHSONIAN.COM After analyzing nearly 15,000 animal remains in Sri Lanka, scientists found humans used carved stone and bone fragments to hunt small game The gray tufted langur was a favorite target for the early humans of Fa Hien Cave in Sri Lanka. (USO / iStock) Early humans were capable of hunting small mammals like monkeys […]

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Sri Lanka’s Independence – a direct outcome of Japan’s entry to the Second World War which sealed the fate of European Colonialism in Asia

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

by Senaka Weeraratna (Attorney – at – Law) Sri Lanka together with several other Asian countries owe much in winning their freedom, to Japan’s entry to the Second World War and the resulting chain of events that sealed the fate of European colonialism in Asia. Jawaharlal Nehru, the Indian Prime Minister (1947 – 1964) when asked in […]

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කාවන්තිස්ස රජුට ස්ත්‍රී ආභරණ යැව්වේ දුටුගැමුණු කුමරු නොවේ. මහානාම හිමි යි – ආචාර්ය රාජ් සෝමදේව

Monday, January 21st, 2019

ප්‍රවීණ මාධ්‍යවේදී උපාලි සමරසිංහ විසින් රචිත ‘‘මහ රජ ගැමුණු ජයමග ඔස්සේ’’ කෘතිය පසුගිය 10 වන දින කොළඹ 07 නිදහස් මාවතේ ජාතික පුස්තකාල හා ප්‍රලේඛන සේවා මණ්ඩලයේ දී ජන ගත කෙරිණ. මැටරඹ හේමරතන නාහිමිපාණන් මෙම උත්සවයේ මුලසුන හෙබවූ අතර පුරාවිද්‍යා චක්‍රවර්තී එල්ලාවල මේධානන්ද හිමි සහ මහාචාර්ය රාජ් සෝමදේව, ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ කථිකාචාර්ය අත්තනායක එම්. හේරත් යන මහත්වරු දෙසුම් […]

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World’s oldest clove? Here’s what our find in Sri Lanka says about the early spice trade

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Courtesy the conversation.com The history of the spice trade conjures up exotic images of caravans plying the Silk Road in storied antiquity as well as warfare between European powers vying for control of what, pound for pound, were among the most valuable commodities in the known world. One of the most valuable of the spices […]

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රන්වන් ලිය අතින් ඝාතනය වූ කසුප් රජුගේ නිල් උපුලිය ගැබිනියක්

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

 තිලකා රන්දෙනි  උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින අද සීගිරියේ ඇති බොහෝ චිත‍්‍ර මැකී ගොසිනි. ඒ නිසාම ඒ යුගය ගැන එතරම් පැහැදිලි රූපයක් මවාගත නොහැකිය. එහෙත් චිත‍්‍ර මැකී ගිය ද එක්තරා වාසනාවකට සීගිරි ගී තවමත් කැටපත් පවුරේ ඇත. යම් යම් ලේඛකයෝ වරින් වර තම තම නැණ පමණින් ඒවා විග‍්‍රහ කරති. මේ ගී විග‍්‍රහයන් අඩංගු පොත් දෙකක් හා මෝහන ප‍්‍රතිගමනයක් […]

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ඌවේ කැරැල්ලේ පුරෝගාමී කිවුලේගෙදර මොහොට්‌ටාල..

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

ලිලානි සුරවීර  (FB) ක්‍රි.ව. 1815 දී උඩරට රාජධානිය ඉංග්‍රීසීන්ට යටත් වීමට හේතු වූ ප්‍රධාන කාරණයක්‌ වූයේ එවකට උඩරට සිටි ප්‍රධානීන් බලලෝභයෙන් භේදභින්න වී කටයුතු කිරීමය. ඔවුහු පසුව ඉංග්‍රීසීන් උඩරටට ගෙන්වා ගෙන ගිවිසුමක්‌ ද අත්සන් කරමින් උඩරට පාලන බලය බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය අධිරාජ්‍යයට පැවරුවෝය. එතැන් පටන් ඉංග්‍රීසීන් විසින් ගෙන ගිය පාලනය උඩරට රදළයන් බලාපොරොත්තු නොවූ එසේම රදළයන්ට අවාසි […]

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