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TRUE HISTORY OF JAFFNA KINGDOM and CEYLON TAMILS ( malabars )hidden by Christian Historians and the gist of Book “ EELAM EXPOSED”

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

L.K.N. PERERA ( LL.B Cey) Attorney at law, L.K.N. PERERA ( LL.B Cey) Attorney at law, Labour Consultant, Ex-Senior Deputy Registrar, Supreme Court, Ex Judicial Officer, Ex-President. Lanka Academic Association , Ex Director Waste Management Authority, Co -Chairman- Seruvila Mangala Maha Chaityawardena Samitiya . Advisory Committee Member of All Ceylon Buddhist Congress. Commissioner of Aragalaya […]

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බුදුන් උපන්නේ ලංකාවේ ද? – පුරාවිද්‍යාඥයන් ඇත්ත හෙළිකරයි (වීඩියෝ)

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

උපුටා ගැන්ම  ලංකා ලීඩර් බුදුන් වහන්සේ උපන් ස්ථානය  හබරණ, හිරිවඩුන්න විහාරස්ථානයේ බෝධිය අසල බවට ඇතැමුන් පවසන කතාව සනාථ කිරීම සඳහා කිසිඳු පුරාවිද්‍යාත්මක සාක්ෂියක් හමුවී නොමැති බව පුරාවිද්‍යාඥයෝ හෙළිදරව් කරති. 2018 දී පමණ පුරාවිද්‍යා අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාජල්වරයා මෙවැනි මතයක් සමාජය තුළ පැතිරයන හෙයින් මේ පිළිබඳව සත්‍ය අසත්‍යතාව පුරාවිද්‍යා කැණීම් හා සාක්ෂි මගින් තහවුරු කරගන්නා ලෙස දන්වා තිබූ […]

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රාවණ ඉතිහාසයේ සම්පූර්ණ කතාව මුල සිට අගට | Full Story About King Ravana

Sunday, May 5th, 2024

TTD Knowledge රාවණ ඉතිහාසය ගැන රාවණා රජතුමාගේ උපතේ ඉඳන් රාම රාවණ යුද්දේ අවසානය වෙනකන් අපි වීඩියෝ දහයක සීරිස් එකකින් කතා කළා. මට ගොඩක් අය මැසේජ් දාලා කමෙන්ට් දාලා තිබ්බා මේ සම්පූර්ණ කතාවම එක වීඩියෝ එකකින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන්න කියලා එයාලට තේරුම් ගන්න ලේසි වෙන්න. ඉතින් මට හිතුනා මේ රාවණ ශිෂ්ටාචාරය සම්පූර්ණ කථාව එක දිගට පිළිවෙලට ඔයාලට […]

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අ‍වු‍රු‍දු 2500‍ක‍ට ‍පෙ‍ර රා‍ව‍ණ ‍හෙ‍ළ ‍ඉතිහාසය ඇත්තක්ද? (II Part) | King Ravana History story

Sunday, May 5th, 2024

TTD Knowledge මේ චැනල් එකෙන් අපි උත්සාහ ගන්නේ ඒ අවුරුදු පන්දාහකට වඩා පැරණි අතීතයේ ගැන සාක්ෂි ඔයාලට ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නයි.

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විජය පැමිණීමටත් පෙර ලංකාවේ ජීවත් වුණු මිනිසුන් ගැන හමුවන සාක්ෂි | Full story About Ancient Sri Lanka

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

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‘Shree Ramayan Trails’ launched in Sri Lanka to boost tourism

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana April 22, 2024   09:42 pm A historic milestone in the Indo-Sri Lankan cultural and religious bond was marked yesterday (21) with the official launch of the ‘Sri Ramayan Trails’ project at Taj Samudra in Colombo, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported.  This initiative aims to bolster the country’s tourism industry by leveraging cutting-edge […]

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Usurping Authority

Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Palitha Mapatuna It is noted that a person, who describes himself as Kleppe Ariyamagga, has taken upon himself the task of ‘rectifying’ some alleged errors which, according to him (and some others like him) are found in the long accepted history of Sri Lanka, especially in its Buddhist history. Now, the fundamental question is whether […]

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Why did the British retain Dutch officials after taking over Ceylon?

Monday, April 1st, 2024

By P.K.Balachandran/Sunday Observer. Frederick North, the first British Governor of Ceylon Colombo, March 31: The British conquest of Ceylon from the Dutch in 1796 did not result in the wholesale dismissal of Dutchmen from the various institutions of the government. And the British too found it convenient to employ them. The reasons for employing the […]

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Well-Preserved Stupa Found At Bukit Choras Offers Clues About Malaysia’s Multicultural Past

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

BY ADELINE LEONG courtesy The Rakyatpost   Researchers found a 1,200-year-old Buddhist stupa including two Buddha stucco statues in good condition in Malaysia’s Bujang Valley. Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter, or Telegram and WhatsApp channels for the latest stories and updates. If you thought everything in Bujang Valley was destroyed, you were right until now. In August 2023, a team of 11 […]

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Evidence of pre-historic civilization found in Polonnaruwa

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The finds included the archaeological remains of ponds and several buildings which were indicative of a sophisticated society in Polonnaruwa area Archaeologists carrying out excavations in the historic Polonnaruwa city have found evidence of a civilization that dates back to a period before the Polonnaruwa period recorded in history.Prof. Prishantha Gunawardene […]

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“බුදුදහම මැදපෙරදිග පුරා පැතිර තිබුණා. තුර්කියම එදා බෞද්ධ”

Friday, March 1st, 2024

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SAFEGUARDING THE HISTORY OF SRI LANKA

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Palitha Mapatuna It is evident that a recent claim is being made by some that the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, delivered his teaching and passed away in Sri Lanka. However, evidence seems to strongly indicate that the Buddha was born outside Sri Lanka (most probably in Lumbini in the country known today as Nepal) and that […]

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De-conspiring the inscription

Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Ama H. Vanniarachchy Courtesy Ceylon Today By Ama H. Vanniarachchy The recently-discovered Dimbulagala Rock Inscription became immensely popular in the country due to many reasons. It was instantly labelled by media as the, ‘largest inscription found in Sri Lanka’, and, ‘difficult to read and interpret’.  Accepting many of these ‘lucrative’ claims at face value social […]

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Several historical shrines designated as Sacred Sites

Friday, February 16th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News The National Physical Planning Department has designated 11 temples of significant archaeological, historical, and sacred importance as Sacred Sites in the Government Gazette. These areas, now recognized as sacred sites, had their respective documents submitted to the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (15), presided over by Mr. Saman Ekanayake, the Secretary to the President. […]

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The TRUTH About MOSES That Nobody Will Tell You | MythVision Documentary

Sunday, February 11th, 2024

MythVision Podcast In the annals of history, few figures command as much reverence and mystique as Moses, the prophet who, according to tradition, liberated the Israelites from Egyptian bondage and received the Ten Commandments atop Mount Sinai. But what if the tales surrounding this monumental figure were not entirely rooted in reality? Dive deep with […]

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Archaeologists Discovered the Largest Inscription Ever Found in Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Courtesy Arkeonews Archaeologists discovered the largest inscription ever found in Sri Lanka. The largest inscription ever discovered in Sri Lanka was found at the ruins of the Dimbulagala monastery, dating back to the early second century BC. This discovery was made by officers attached to the Inscriptions Section of the Archeology Department Head Office and the Polonnaruwa […]

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Largest inscription from Dimbulagala belongs to beginning of 2nd century BC or earlier

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Feb 8 (Daily Mirror) – The largest inscription ever in Sri Lanka, found from the Dimbulagala Monastery grounds, belongs to the beginning of the second centrury BC or earlier than that, Sri Jayawardenapura University History and Archaeology professor Karunasena Hettiarachchi said. Addressing the media, he said 60 percent of this […]

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Contribution of Siam and Burma to Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror King Kirti Sri Rajasimha appoints Velivita Saranankara as the Sangharaja of Sri Lanka Colombo, January 30: It is well known that monks from Siam and Burma (as Thailand and Myanmar were called earlier) helped stem a decline in the practice of Buddhism and contributed to its democratization in Sri Lanka during certain […]

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From Ceylon to Australia: Migrant Journeys, 1860s-to-2010s-by Earlson Forbes

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

Department Of Immigration And Multicultural Affairs, Earlson Forbes, Sri Lanka And Australia Ceylonese/Sri Lankans have entered Australia for a variety of reasons during the past one and a half centuries.  The far greater number of these arrivals occurred in the second half of the twentieth century and first two decades of the 21st century.  Early arrivals go as […]

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New Book – Resisting The Rule of Law In Nineteenth-century Ceylon: Colonialism And The Negotiation Of Bureaucratic Boundaries

Saturday, January 6th, 2024

New Books Resisting The Rule Of Law In Nineteenth-century Ceylon: Colonialism And The Negotiation Of Bureaucratic Boundaries James S. Duncan Jul 06, 2020 $251.95 Hardcover$251.95 Overview This book offers in-depth insights into the struggles implementing the rule of law in nineteenth-century Ceylon, introduced into the colonies by the British as their “greatest gift.” The book […]

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Rendering justice to martyr Edward Henry Pedris

Sunday, December 17th, 2023

By P.K.Balachandran/Sunday Observer     Colombo, December 17: Earlier this week, the Sri Lankan cabinet decided to investigate the execution of a young Ceylonese entrepreneur Duenuge Edward Henry Pedris 108 years ago by the British for a crime he did not commit. Pedris was sent to death by a firing squad for attempted murder.” The shots […]

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Returned colonial-era artifacts on public display from today

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Following a milestone in international relations and provenance research, six priceless Kandyan artifacts seized during the Dutch colonial occupation of Sri Lanka have now been returned from the Netherlands. Accordingly, these Kandyan artifacts will be on public display at the Colombo National Museum from today (Dec.05) until further notice, the President’s Media Division […]

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From Abraham to State of Israel: 3,750 Years of Jewish History

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

The History Hub Embark on a historical journey through the heart of the Jewish experience—from the ancient call to Abraham to the establishment of modern-day Israel. This deep dive explores pivotal moments that have shaped the nation’s destiny and the unyielding spirit of a people in pursuit of a place to call home. Witness the […]

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How a Kerala ruler helped Sitawaka fight the Portuguese

Sunday, October 15th, 2023

By P.K.Balachandran/Sunday Observer A Portuguese envoy in the court of a Sri Lankan king Colombo, October 15: Speaking at the Sitawaka-Sisu Arunalu programme held at the Rajasingha Central College, Hanwella, on September 25, President Ranil Wickremesinghe called for a fresh analysis of the achievements of Rajasingha the First, a courageous and patriotic” King of Sitawaka, a 16th.century principality […]

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Saga of the takeover of Kandy seen through British eyes

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Colombo, September 28: Events leading to the controversial takeover of the Kandyan kingdom by the British in 1815 and the aftermath have been written about both from the British and the Sri Lankan viewpoint. The British view is vividly presented in Ceylon Ancient and Modern published by Chapman and Hall of London in 1876. […]

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Anthropological Study on Kalinga Sri Lanka Relationship

Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Asutosh Mishra* Department of Anthropology, IGNOU University, Cuttack, India, Abstract The island country, Sri Lanka, famously known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean and the soul of India that is Odisha otherwise known as the temple city of India had a very ancient connection. History has been saying that the founder of the Sinhalese race […]

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Dutch State Secretary to visit Sri Lanka for ownership transfer of colonial-era treasures

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana A Dutch cultural delegation is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from August 27 – 31 to sign the legal document transferring the ownership of the cultural artifacts that will be returned to the island nation later this year. The delegation will be led by Gunay Uslu, the State Secretary for Cultural and Media […]

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SL has made the biggest contribution to China in history: Chief Prelate

Friday, August 18th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka has made the biggest contribution to China in history by gifting Vinaya Pitaka to 400Ad Buddhist monk Faxian who travelled through the old Silk Route in search of Buddhist scripts, said a chief prelate announcing a series of Chinese funded welfare projects to mark the 10th anniversary of ‘One […]

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Governor Robert Chalmers was a Pali-Buddhist scholar

Monday, August 14th, 2023

By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today Sir Robert Chalmers Colombo, August 14: Sir Robert Chalmers, an Oxonian and an eminent scholar of Buddhism and Pali, was excited when he was appointed Governor of Buddhist-majority Ceylon in 1913. The assignment was right up his street. While being an official in the British Treasury, Chalmers had pursued his interest in […]

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Anuradhapura and Rome: Pliny the Elder and his Encyclopedia of Natural History

Monday, August 14th, 2023

By Prof.Kirthi Tennakone Courtesy The Island Pliny the Elder at work. (Boeheim Library Oxford) ktenna@yahoo.co.uk Civilisations evolve independently and through mutual interaction. Trade, invasions, emissaries and missionaries and the diffusion of ordinary folk across borders represent avenues of cultural interrelationship. The ideas and information aliens bring and their potentialities affirmatively further the advancement of a […]

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