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Some Selective (Bio)Logical Readings Of The Mahawamsa

By Andi Schubert

Andi Schubert

Andi Schubert

In a recent article on the confrontation between those holding the “Different Yet Equal” vigil and prominent members of the “Sinha Le Jathika Balamuluwa,” Prof. Susirith Mendis poses a very interesting challenge. In drawing out the critical role that blood plays in Sri Lankan politics, I read what Prof. Mendis is doing as an encouragement to think biologically. What I hope to do therefore is to examine the relationship between (bio)logy, i.e. the logic of the reproduction of life, and politics as it emerges in our current political discourse.

Prof. Mendis traces the roots of the Sinha Le movement to the 2000-year-old, legendary, “atavistic fears” encapsulated by the image of Gamani of Mahagama (Prince Dutugemunu) lying in the foetal position on his bed as per The Mahawamsa. This symbolically important moment in the text provides a useful starting point for a broader consideration of what may emerge when The Mahawamsa* is read biologically. Like many incidents in The Mahawamsa, the story of Prince Dutugemunu is, funnily enough, actually premised on an outright overturning of a patriarchal, biological/ reproductive order. For example, according to Geiger’s Mahawamsa, the reason for Prince Gamani to take the foetal position was in response to his father’s request to take three oaths – the first to be true to the bikkhus, the second, to have no enmity towards his brother, and the third, to never fight with the Damilas (153). As The Mahawamsa records this event, both brothers happily agree to the first two oaths but reject the last one. In fact, this oath angers Prince Gamani so much that he goes and lies on his bed in the foetal position as a symbolic representation of what is taking place in the country. Now all of this seems straightforward enough and these concerns may certainly still be a valid fear for a segment of the population today. But I believe it is important to understand this moment biologically. On the one hand, Prince Gamani’s return to the foetal position is provoked by his anger with his father and his desire to show himself as distinct from both his brother (who also refused to take this oath by the way, but I digress). So it seems to me that he returns to the foetal position by actually rejecting the demand of his father. As The Mahawamsa goes on to tell us, Prince Gamani actually goes on to complete this repudiation of his father’s masculinity by sending him a woman’s ornament. And in fact we only find out why he is in this foetal position when his mother comes and asks him. In a sense, therefore, she becomes the mid-wife of his apparent dissatisfaction with the status quo. So in fact this moment of great symbolic significance to understanding the current status of the Sinhalese is actually quite contrary to a patriarchal biological order. Here we have the symbolic birth (the foetal position of Gamani) of a critical political divergence that is quite strangely premised on a rejection of a biological/ reproductive order.

Any discussion of the biological ordering in The Mahawamsa would be incomplete without referencing the story of Sinhabahu. In this story there is a strange engagement between biology and patriarchy. Let us leave aside for the time being the dubious biological assumption that Vijaya’s grandfather was an actual lion. Let us instead consider how to understand Sinhabahu’s rejection of his mother’s pleas (she tries to restrain him from setting out to kill his father) and his desire to kill his father for three thousand gold pieces and a possible kingdom (52). In fact, The Mahawamsa indicates that Sinhabahu had to keep trying to kill his father the lion, to spill the lion’s blood as it were, because of his father’s great tenderness towards him. Strangely enough, it seems like he was only able to kill his father once his father decided to treat him like an enemy rather than his son. As a correlative to this story, The Mahawamsa also indicates that the reason the followers of Vijaya were called Sihala was because of the fact that they were associated with Sinhabahu who had spilled (rather than preserved) the blood of the lion (58).

This also led me to consider a couple of other critical moments in The Mahawamsa in a similar light. I started thinking about Vijaya and his role in Sri Lanka. As most Sri Lankans know, Vijaya’s children with Kuveni became the progenitors of the Veddas. However, because she was not of royal lineage, Vijaya’s ministers bring down a princess from Southern India to be Vijaya’s official queen and thereby ensure that Vijaya claimed his place as the ruler of the country. Funnily enough, The Mahawamsa says that this union did not actually produce any sons who could ascend the throne and therefore the throne was passed down to his nephew (62). So it seems strange to me that the person considered the father of the Sinhalese race, was actually unable to (re)produce any legitimate offspring to rise to the throne. It was only ‘natural’ then that the answer to this problem was resolved by bringing down a new king from the land of Vijaya’s ‘birth.’ In biological terms, the story of Vijaya can in fact be read as a deep desire to preserve a biological order even as its imminent collapse is becoming increasingly clear.

Another moment in The Mahawamsa that is often discussed today is the birth of Pandukabhaya, who according to the text at least can boast a lineage of being both related to Lord Buddha as well as being from the line of the local royalty. As the story goes, Pandukabhaya’s mother was Ummadacitta and his father, Dighagamani, was in fact her cousin (her mother’s brother’s son). Since soothsayers had prophesied that her son would rise up and eventually take control of the kingdom, Ummadacitta’s brothers resolved to lock her away from society. However, that plan failed when her cousin was able to impregnate her. Therefore, her brothers decided that while they welcomed the marriage, that if their sister bore a son they would put the child to death. Knowing of their plans, Ummadacitta paid another woman who was also about to give birth a 1000 pieces of money to exchange her child with Pandukabhaya just prior to his birth (67). Quite unsurprisingly, it is the daughter of a peasant woman that becomes the forgotten symbolic reference point for the preservation of the young prince’s life and aristocratic line. However, her (il)legitimacy is also an invitation to consider the funny re-alignment of the patriarchal biological/ reproductive order in this story. We can therefore see that what ensures Pandukabhaya’s life is actually the disassociation and rejection of his birth by his mother, Ummadacitta. In other words, Pandukabhaya’s eventual rise to the throne would not have been possible without his mother’s emphatic rejection of him as her child and the legitimacy she invested in a peasant woman’s daughter.

In the midst of an increasing insistence on a xenophobic, heteronormative framing of our ethnic histories, it would be useful to revisit some of these stories that we rely on without much critical thought. As I have tried to show through this essay, examining the (bio)logical contradictions of some stories in The Mahawamsa offer an interesting counter-argument to how these stories are used as the basis for nationalist claims. Therefore, this selective reading while quite incomplete, is intended as the opening statement in an increasingly urgent, much broader conversation about the concatenation of nationalism, patriarchy, and biology that shapes our discourse in the country today. It would be better for those of us who wish to give a politically bankrupt nationalist movement a shot in the arm to be more judicious when arguing that we should get to the heart of the matter. We might not like what we find.

*All references are from Wilhelm Geiger’s translation of The Mahawamsa (1912).

Andi Schubert is a Senior Researcher attached to the Social Scientists’ Association, Sri Lanka. He can be contacted via email – andi@ssalanka.org

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    Andi Schubert:

    To provide this dumb analysis why do have to be a social scientist ?

    Anyone who does not have any analytical ability with the acquired knowledge I mean some education or simply a brain dead idiot can write this article that you have written. It is simply taking everything at face value and criticizing it.

    Don’t you think you are making every social scientist an idiot ?

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      Mahabodhi JimSofty,

      “” To provide this dumb analysis why do have to be a social scientist ?””

      But sinhala buddhist are still in animal stage of behaviour. Look at your language that does not have a complete dictionary. your language started when the portuguese downloaded boat people from india to work the plantation.

      you had only the borrowed Amude from Veddha, no Dictionary no language stupid morons, – extreme right wing thinking of the monks. Personal effects after `Amma`
      1 English; Shirt Spanish: Camisa; Sinhala: Amude/Camisa
      2 English: Shoe; Spanish: Zapato; Sinhala: Amude/Sapatu
      3 English: Towel Spanish: Toalla; Sinhala : Amude/Toalla
      4 English: Table Spanish: Mesa; Sinhala : Amude/Mesa
      5 English: Closet Spanish: Armario; Sinhala : Amude/ Armario
      6 English: Space; Spanish: Sala; Sinhala: Amude/Sala

      2500 year He He HeHeHe
      It means until the portuguese arrived you were dumb and hiding where?? you could never have crossed the Mountains of the Deccan which the Muslim invaders even on horseback could not. Spanish took the horses to America.

      The writer has several points about this piece of garbage called bestality breed. Aren’t the actions of Lanaka that of the beast? BodhiSira unprepared to have an inquiry on mass murder- how many of those graves 3 score??

      Everyday is not X’mas. VP thought otherwise and 9/11 hit him.
      Now it’s the turn of the whole island to be taken off the map.(one is no better than other)

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        do you know book written on sinhala grammer called DAMPIYATUWA GATA PADAYA.IT IS NOT ON GRAMMER OF LOVE MAKING LANGUAGES. IT IS ON ON THE SINHALA GRAMMER USAGE.

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          [Edited out]

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          “”IT IS ON ON THE SINHALA GRAMMER USAGE. “”

          What is the concept of Sinhala-
          To any european its counterfeit of – Portuguese/Spanish/French 3rd person

          कहाँ गए थे?… kaha gaya?
          කොහේ ද ගියේ? koheyde geye
          Where did you go?

          What is concept of Buddha??

          free education lankans can never answer and neither do lankans (professors!) know how many graduates the island has.

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            As all the other languages communication is the concept of using our language as well.we do not have to imitate others.if others can feel or sense what i want to express or communicate that is enough.diversity is the beauty. koheda giye or koha giya where did you go can be stated in numerous ways as per dialect used in various part of the Island.our language forces nothing but very easy communication.but written language has more discipline and rules. you have to obey them. otherwise you may communicate garbage.

            Buddhism is taught us the way of liberation from all the suffering. Buddhism is Atheism.but most of the people due to worldly desires suffer lots. putting themselves into.turn to their ancestors animistic belief for quick remedies.make deal with souls of dead heroes believed to be avatar or reincarnation of Hindus deities.offering various thing as bribes for the removal of constrains.that is egoism neither Buddhism nor Hinduism.far end of animistic egoism.do not judge Buddhism with those practices of our people.

            borrowing words from other languages is natural practice since inception of human communication.at the arrival of Europeans lifestyle of Islanders completely changed. forced to changed is the correct statement.that introduced different concepts and different cultures or way of life. as such borrowing words was essential.

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      Andi Schubert

      RE: Some Selective (Bio)Logical Readings Of The Mahawamsa

      Do you want to learn more about Mahawansa? If so read the following article.

      Is Mahavamsa- An Insult To Intelligence?

      Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha! By Sharmini Serasinghe –

      Caution- The following is more suitable for the broad-minded and the wise. Others are kindly advised to pass!

      Wonder if ours might have been a wiser, and a more ‘humane’ society, had our ‘ancient’ history, been based on Aesop’s Fables, instead of the Mahavamsa. For if not for the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese may not have been endowed, with the reputation, of “Sinhalaya Modaya (The Sinhalese are Fools)”!

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

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      I don’t know why these social philosophers pretend to be scientists. Philosophy has room for nonsense; science does not. One can look at data sets and draw certain inferences, but “real” science is about actual phenomena that exist in the Universe, on whatever macroscopic or microscopic scale.

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        “”Philosophy has room for nonsense; science does not”

        Stephen Hawking??

        There is no logic in human affairs and if there was then life on the planet would be a big bore.

        Though I don’t agree with social engineering and we are poles apart.

        Social sciences subjects are united by a focus on understanding the workings of human society. This could mean becoming an expert in one particular sphere, such as law or finance, or taking a more holistic approach to understanding the causes of social change, or the relationships between individual and state.

        “but “real” science””

        real?? simply science. real is 3D to touch not 2D literature.

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          Science grew out of philosophy. Science relies on the SCIENTIFIC METHOD, philosophy is all about speculation, that is why they separated. Social science is mostly nonsense, good for fools such as yourself.

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            to an industrial engineer all medicos are fools who have to just put their hands in a pocket.
            bookworm, in abstract like hoole nalin with chips on shoulder- caste crusade.
            times they have changed we had arts, science, grads following us into
            technology and planning at PG nothing new.
            It’s just that you graduated from sub standard education sl. like the other 2.
            Dr Rajan R. b.tech.grad in electrical, PG, management (arts social) banking (piracy)
            what’s your game ?? tamara K tree style??

            Its not truth that men can make men great,
            but men that can make truth great.

            philosophy: refusal to accept a system not because it is incorrect, but because it’s a system.- we play havoc. with you stupid philoso.

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              Going by your level of English, you are obviously no engineer. Just a betel-chewing three-wheeler driver. That is why you insult people with degrees. Go and join your head-chopping brothers in Aleppo, Russia knows how to deal with your type. If you start your jihad in S. Lanka, we will turn your holy buildings into public toilets.

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                pathic colony ethnic. english is not the only language. ahm, 1/2 billion worldwide converse in hindi ans similarly 1/2 billion,

                what’s your point- Assmosis??

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                “”head-chopping brothers in Aleppo””

                i like when you write this arabic vermin stuff, i have a good time,
                I am a mirror; perceptual reality.

                hey, you must have a tip cut too for this brotherhood of yours at jerusalem? oh jerusalem.
                which way did they cut the cute little mouse? hide and squeak.

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    Andi Schubert

    RE: Some Selective (Bio)Logical Readings Of The Mahawamsa

    “In a recent article on the confrontation between those holding the “Different Yet Equal” vigil and prominent members of the “Sinha Le Jathika Balamuluwa,” Prof. Susirith Mendis poses a very interesting challenge. In drawing out the critical role that blood plays in Sri Lankan politics.”

    The Para-Sinhala Myth holders are looking to history and chronicles to justify their mythological positions for political, ethnic and religious reasons.

    1. Mahawamsa (5th Century CE) got its materials and myths from Deepawamsa and from Kattha Katha, folklore myths, 700 years after Duttu Gamunu. These myths do not pass scrutiny of the 21st century.

    2. Is Sinha-Le, the blood of the Lion Myth, or the blood line of the Para-Sinhala who came with Vijaya and his Para-followers? What does modern DNA studies show?

    The Para-Sinhala, claiming to be Hela or Hela-Le, Hela-blood has no support.

    3. Vijaya and Kuveni and their off spring myth, is just anther myth, as shown by modern DNA studies. The math would show that there is no way ALL the Veddah People, the Native Veddah Aethho have descended from Vijaya and Kuveni. The DNA Data also shows that the Veddah DNA is different, and that the Sinhala and Tamils are Paras, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, with their DNA originating in India.

    4.If Sinhala is Sinha-Le, Sinhala-blood, then Demala is Dema-Le, Tamil-blood. What does the DNA data show? Both are Paras, Paradeshis, Foreigners from India.

    If the Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para- Muslims and others Paras, have a campaign to say Para-Le ( Foreign-blood) , or Ekama Para-Le, the Same Foreign Blood, it will have Scientific DNA support. Everything else is a myth, just political, with no support.

    Only the Native Veddah Aethho are the true natives of Lanka.

    Reference:

    Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations.

    Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

    Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

    http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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      Amarasii the greatest,

      You say “Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.”

      Then WTF is wrong with you ? If both Tamils and Sihalese are from the same shit-hole, India, let stop fighting with each other. You Tamils can’t be better, superior and intelligent than Sinhalese, if they both share the same genomes, can they?

      Sinhalese bastards must have eaten lots of aphrodisiac food and had lot of sex, resulting too many children than Tamils (I don’t know what the hell you having been doing all this time). Now the Sinhalese are more than Tamils. So deal with it.

      /HP

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        Hunu Patiya

        Both Sinhala and Tamils are Paras. Their DNA’s are quite similar, and so are their average IQ’s closer to 79.

        National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

        http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

        Why there are more Para-Sinhala compared to Para-Tamils in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho? Perhaps due to multiple reasons.

        1. The Para-Tamils became Sinhala speaking Para Tamils.

        2. The Para-Sinhala bred more, perhaps due to the fertility of the land.

        3. The Para-Tamils wanted bigger dowries, and were not able to give their daughters in marriage more often.

        4. The Para-Tamils were mostly Hindus, whereas the para-Sinhala were mostly Buddhists. Question: Why is that there are hardly anyt TAMil Buddhists in Lanka?

        5. The Tamils have a nasty caste system that is Racism and Castism, based on bigger myths.

        You can add your hypotheses to this list.

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          Amarasiri,
          I’m so glad that you have wrote something sensible. All this time you were just wasting your words.

          I don’t if we were all Tamils 2500 years back or not. But we do have couple physical differences and a lot of psychological differences.

          Tamils skin complexion is darker than Sinhalese. If a Sinhalese travel to India, the normal Indian think that they are from North India, not south/Tamilnadu. But Tamils in Sri Lanka and South India are almost the same. Don’t ask me how i know, i can’t proof. I just know. I have experience. Sinhalese are very similar to one countrymen as far as i know. That’s Maldives. I don’t know how.

          There’s only one answer to all your five questions. That’s ‘Buddhism’. Before king Devanampiyathissa, all the kings and countrymen were worshiping something else (History doesn’t say and there are no proof at all that they were Hindus, before became Buddhist). With the Mahinda thero’s arrival, the King accepted the Buddhism, so the countrymen. Thereafter, Sinhalese developed a distinguished identity, value system, believe system , language and culture that’s different any nation on the planet.

          My friend Amarisiri, I know your are Tamil. Just because you are Tamil, all Sinhalese don’t think you are inferior or superior compared Sinhalese. They think you are just another fellow citizen. When you hurt them, some try to hurt you more. The Lord Buddha’s word is that ‘Anger doesn’t kill Anger’. So let’s not fight over useless matter. Let’s build this country together.

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            Hunu Patiya

            “If a Sinhalese travel to India, the normal Indian think that they are from North India, not south/Tamilnadu.”

            The Indians think you are from Bangladesh.

            “But Tamils in Sri Lanka and South India are almost the same.”

            Are you sure Weerawansa, Malinda Seneviratne, saffron-clad thug Gnanasara …….. and the other 15 million people are not Sinhalese?

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            Hunu Patiya

            “My friend Amarisiri, I know your are Tamil. Just because you are Tamil, all Sinhalese don’t think you are inferior or superior compared Sinhalese. “

            Interesting! Amarasiri has been described as Marakkala, Sinhala Christian, Sinhala Buddhist, Indian etc, but not yet as Parangia (Portuguese) , Chinese, etc.

            RE: the complexion, is s function of the environment, more sun much darker. The Tamil had more sunny days compared to the Sinhala, and became darker. However, genetically, they all are Paras, Indians. Read about Vitamin D and human history.

            Read the Deepawansa to get a feeling for how things were, and of course the DNA studies.

            Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants, the Veddas or Wanniya-laeto (‘forest-dwellers’) as they call themselves, preserve a direct line of descent from the island’s original Neolithic community dating from at least 14,000 BC and probably far earlier according to current scientific opinion. Even today, the surviving Wanniya-laeto community retains much of its own distinctive cyclic worldview, prehistoric cultural memory, and time-tested knowledge of their semi-evergreen dry monsoon forest habitat that has enabled their ancestor-revering culture to meet the diverse challenges to their collective identity and survival. With the impending extinction of Wanniya-laeto culture, however, Sri Lanka and the world stand to lose a rich body of indigenous lore and living ecological wisdom that is urgently needed for the sustainable future of the rest of mankind.

            http://vedda.org/wanniyalaeto.htm

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              Hunu Patiya

              Amarasiri Said:

              //”RE: the complexion, is s function of the environment, more sun much darker. The Tamil had more sunny days compared to the Sinhala, and became darker. However, genetically, they all are Paras, Indians. Read about Vitamin D and human history. “//

              Vitamin D cannot cure the fact that Sinhala and Tamils, are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, as shown by DNA analysis.

              Reference: AAAS meeting coverage
              Vitamin D levels determined how human skin color evolved

              It may seem the sun wages a constant war against our skin. Harmful UV radiation burns us, damages our DNA, and can sow the seeds for melanoma. But the sun is essential to our healthy development and our immune systems, because sun-exposed skin produces Vitamin D. During the long-ranging human exodus from Africa, says anthropologist Nina Jablonski, Vitamin D levels in the body played a key role: driving the evolution of our species’ skin color.

              “The sunshine vitamin,” as Jablonski calls Vitamin D, is central to understanding the relationship between skin color and geography, she said during a February 16 symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston. She described her thesis in full in her latest book, Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Human Skin Color.

              In her latest book, anthropologist Nina Jablonski describes the connections between skin color and Vitamin D. Credit: University of California Press (Get a 29% discount on this book from the NASW Bookstore on Amazon.com).

              With receptors located in the cells of many major organs and in the immune system, Vitamin D helps in calcium absorption and prevents aberrant cell division. UVB radiation catalyzes its creation in our skin.

              According to Jablonski, “there is a conspicuous geographical pattern” between skin color and distance from the equator. At more northern or southern latitudes, the level of UVB rays hitting Earth’s surface decreases due to the planet’s tilt. The equator is bathed year-round in UVB rays, but seasonal variations mean that people in Northern Europe receive virtually no UVB exposure in winters.

              As a result, Jablonski said, humans living near the equator developed darker skin tones, while those in northern climates developed lighter hues. High humidity also decreases UVB levels, as marked by the contrast between skin tones of early humans living in dry equatorial Africa and moist equatorial South America.

              The dearth of UVB rays in northern climates put positive evolutionary pressure on early migratory humans to ramp up Vitamin D production, Jablonski noted. And indeed, fair-skinned people of European descent are nearly six times more efficient at making Vitamin D from UVB rays than those living near the equator.

              Different types of melanin pigments in skin trigger these variations. In dark-skinned people, eumelanin is dominant and acts as a natural sunscreen; fairer-skinned individuals have much more pheomelanin. However, while pheomelanin produces vitamin D efficiently, its reaction with high levels of UVB also makes dangerous free radicals — which damage skin cells over time.

              Failing to produce adequate levels of Vitamin D can cause physical deformities, including painful distension of the pelvic bones in women — and severe complications during childbirth. But even with persistent UV exposure, malignant melanoma doesn’t set in until later in life. Its effect on reproductive success would have been almost nonexistent, Jablonski stated.

              The process of long-term skin lightening, known as “depigmentation,” occurred due to a series of mutations in a gene called SCL24A5, Jablonski said. That gene controls the size of melanin packets in skin and the types of melanin produced.

              “All of us can use this as a wonderful teaching tool,” she said. “We often wonder how we can teach evolution to our students, to our children. What human examples can we bring that will be effective? Well, here’s one: human skin pigmentation. You don’t need any teaching tools, because you’re wearing it.”

              https://www.nasw.org/article/vitamin-d-levels-determined-how-human-skin-color-evolved

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            “”Tamils skin complexion is darker than Sinhalese. If a Sinhalese travel to India, the normal Indian think that they are from North India, not south/Tamilnadu. But Tamils in Sri Lanka and South India are almost the same. Don’t ask me how i know, i can’t proof. I just know. I have experience. Sinhalese are very similar to one countrymen as far as i know. That’s Maldives. I don’t know how.””

            The educated northerner of india knows bloody well that you sinhalese are para deshi from lanka the sh*t hole- they all know mahabharat assault on rajiv by sinhalese and killing to order of premadasa. Indians are humble compared to loud mouth lankans. the northern indians see you as dravidians- lungi man, like the nadu or bengali people. Nonis got a good snub from north indian BBC Mishal Husain.

            “”There’s only one answer to all your five questions. That’s ‘Buddhism’. Before king Devanampiyathissa, all the kings and countrymen were worshiping something else (History doesn’t say and there are no proof at all that they were Hindus, before became Buddhist).””

            Sanskrit and Hinduism are interlinked. Buddhu means Wisdom in English but lankawe is Puddhu stupid.
            World: the maximum number of followers of the philosophy of buddhism are at China and China has the max number of statutes. Chinese buddhist follower does not do Dana Bana Benz Car, Kappan kakko. the Chinese think lanka buddhist are puddhu con men like the muslims or catholics.

            India’s ruling party is Sanskrit/ Hindu the last warriors of Baharat . the last maharaja was at Thanjavur name :Maharaja Venkoji who was given a princely pension after signing of treaty with English East india Company 1818.
            you have no world vision or education but do you have head?? do you know the meaning of 1818 and kandyan convention?? Lanka was ruled from Madras Presidency from then to 1948. its all here as London treaties at different places. Even 2500 gautama ola at museum. No sinhalaya ge pacche, but the portuguese words of your language means you were plantation workers of slave master who was at India until 1970.
            Foreigner and winner Harry Truman gave away hindu land to muslims and Puddhu because he said in the sub continent there were `creepy` uncivilised beings.
            Trump may redo it indirectly by pulling out the bases. Then you are under the mercy of the mother India.
            given the opportunity the wounded and their siblings will slaughter lankans.

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            Sinhalese look like North Indians! No North Indian is stupid enough to classify Sinhalese with North Indians may be in your wet dreams. Most of the so called present day Sinhalese are descended from the low caste Indian Tamil slave labour that was imported into the island during the Portuguese and Dutch era. The remaining are a mixture of largely indigenous Tamils and other tribes who converted to Buddhism and Indian immigrants/invaders again largely from the Tamil country, who came to the island from ancient to medieval times. Basically the Sinhalese are Tamils like what Amarasiri states Para and indigenous who converted to Buddhism and in some instances to Catholicism. The foundation of the Sinhalese language is basically Tamil that has been heavily mixed with Prakrit Pali and Sanskrit.

            The Vaedda dialect as probably did the old Sinhala approaches far closer to Tamil than modern Sinhala in its pronunciation. The Vaedda dialect, their spoken language is identical with Elu which was the spoken language of ancient Sri Lanka, which is semi-Tamil; as to the grammatical structure it is essentially Dravidian and simple.

            The ancient spoken dialect of the Island was Elu a simple Dravidian semi Tamil dialect. This is how the word Eelam originates. Elu mixed with Prakrit becomes Hela or old Sinhalese. Hela mixed with proper Tamil Pali and Sanskrit gradually evolved to what is modern Sinhalese.

            The king who converted to Buddhism was Thevanai Nambiya Theesan( Devanambiyatissa)meaning the great man or king who loved god in Tamil. His father was MuttaSiva or Mootha Sivan Meaning the great or venerated Siva. A pure Tamil name venerating the ancient Tamil god Siva. The so called Sinhalese hero Duttu Gemmunu’s ( 2300 years ago a people called Sinhalese never existed.) father’s actual name was Kakkai Vanna Theesan. This again is a pure Tamil name meaning the king the colour of the crow or black king. If all these kings were of Aryan descent they will not be having Tamil names or be the colour of the crow. Proves all this royalty were Naga. The Naga in the island were Tamil speaking Dravidians. When many of them converted to Buddhism later they still used Tamil for long time as evidenced by many ancient stone inscription found even in the Sinhalese south.
            Lastly the Sinhalese Hunu caste are one of these modern Sinhalese castes that are descended purely from the low caste Indian Tamil indentured labour who were imported into the island by the Portuguese/Dutch. So if you are a Hunu Patiya. You definitely will not be looking like any upper or middle caste North Indian. However looks like you have never been to India as most north Indians other than the ones from the extreme north or north west still look like South Indians. Especially the once from the Hindi heartland and Bengal EtC. There is very little Aryan blood even in the so called Aryan north of India. Most are Dravidian or Australoid or a mixture of everything with Dravidian predominating.

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              Wow !!!
              Anyone who reads this Hunu-paitya vs. Amarasiri conversaion would learn that …….

              Sinhalese (Hunu-patiya) say, “Look here brother, we all the same. Let’s forget about all our differences. We both made mistakes and we both are equally responsible for what happened. Let’s forget the past and get let’s together to build this land’

              Amarasis (The Tamils) Say “Nooooooooooooooo. Tamils and better and intelligent than Sinhalese. Sinhalese are dumb and stupid. History say Tamils own this land. Read Mahabarat, check DNA, check vitamins. Mahawansha is a stupid book. Fuck the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Let them get killed and rot in the shit-hole…..We can keep the green card and PR to live in Norway, Sweden and UK.

              OK cunts….Let’s fight. Let’s kill each other.. We defeated LTTE once and we will do it again.

              PS.
              I know Amarasiri is Tamil becasue in a seperate conversation when i challenged your name and identity, you said that ‘Amarasiri’ is a Tamil name :)… Seems like you don’t know you own identity after all….

              /HP

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                “”Sinhalese (Hunu-patiya) say, “Look here brother, we all the same. Let’s forget about all our differences. We both made mistakes and we both are equally responsible for what happened. Let’s forget the past and get let’s together to build this land’””

                Sorry it was villagers of south who attacked contended Colombo and it was villagers of north who claymore mined the 14 soldiers up north. The two of you tore the island apart so the onus is on you 2 to patch up or the whole island would be taken away- given away to the owner.
                remember 1948 was an unintentional accident- against the wishes of Churchill and Nehru.

                “”OK cunts….Let’s fight. Let’s kill each other.. We defeated LTTE once and we will do it again. “”

                that is crude and sexist. sinhalaya played politics from day of premadasa and 9/11 heaped the world towards sinhalaya. the demala is an ass like you. he would give you worse than your expectation unless you find human dignity.

                What goes around must come around. there would be bloodshed and in the end the island will go back.

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                  retsel

                  Thanks for a succinct summary.

                  Both the Sinhalas and Demalas are Para-Sinhalayas and Para-Dermalas in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. The need to get back to their homeland, India, Hindia, Baharat, Damba-Diva, and leave Lanka in a pristine state.

                  Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

                  Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

                  Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

                  http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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                Hunu Patiya,

                Kollo up until the portuguese arrived via Goa you had no language of the island. So from 2500 to 1505 a thousand years you were animal being
                (no language).
                by looking at what the european gave the plantation worker you are yet to be civilised .

                you were hanging on the tree like a sloth after the portuguese slave master shipped you in from across the straits and bay.

                The master Portuguese supplied a roof than tree shade –
                Spanish missionary 1/2 round clay tiles.(we still see these in the americas.) you now call it Sinhala Ulu.

                you are copyright, patent right thief settler on the land
                It’s a stupidity of Liberal America so you play the pakistani brother card.and cricket.pakistan is getting the US drones from the UK soil.

                Cause: yours is a crusade of sinhala buddhist and muslim vs the rest.

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                  Zorro (rather Zero) says
                  “Kollo up until the portuguese arrived via Goa you had no language of the island. So from 2500 to 1505 a thousand years you were animal being (no language). by looking at what the european gave the plantation worker you are yet to be civilised .”

                  Oh my god !!!!!!!….. You are fed with crap and you are feeding the same crap to the rest now. SMD man !!!!
                  [Edited out]

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                    small minded Minipettiya talking shop.

                    “”Zorro (rather Zero) says “”

                    The matter is you have no case anywhere in the world to say that you are native settler but a product of portuguese slave trade as in the caribbean spice island.

                    “” You are fed with crap and you are feeding the same crap to the rest now.””
                    1970 GL Peiris could not lecture at colombo campus in sinhala because No dictionary.
                    you had no language and still do not as other languages displayed on web.
                    That is how clean i have bowled you pipsqueaks. Animals have no language and humans do. you had none before Vasco Da Gama 1505. these are documents that are like tooth relic and never shown to scum.

                    You are pirates from hora oru.

                    next thing you are dreaming of is cannibalism- If the people don’t rise again elk like you then they too would end up like Kim Jong. Badagini..

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                Hunu Patiya

                “I know Amarasiri is Tamil becasue in a seperate conversation when i challenged your name and identity, you said that ‘Amarasiri’ is a Tamil name :)… Seems like you don’t know you own identity after all…”

                Just speculation and imaginations, just like that of Monk Mahanama of Mahawamsa and the many Chronicles and Scriptures.

                So, you want Amarasiri to be Tamil? Did you ever wonder why the Average IQ of Sinhala, Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka is 79? Explains why there are too many Modayas, Mootals and Fools in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

                Tamils say Amarasiri is a Sinhala Buddhist.

                Christians say, Amarasiri is a Sinhala Buddhist.

                Sinhala Buddhists say Amarasiri is a Muslim, Marrakala, or Christian Sinhala.

                Muslims say Amarasiri is a Sinhala Buddhist or a Sinhala Christian.

                Indians, Hindians say Amarasiri is Indian.

                Amarasiri says, Amarasiri is a Rationalist Philosopher bent on busting Myths in the Chronicles, Scriptures, Folk Tales, Katka Katha etc. with data, observations and good reasoning and arguments.

                So, the Sinhala, Tamils and others in the land of Native Veddah Aethho are Paradeshis, Paras, like the Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims etc., and they frequently expose their stupidity, and get way with with because the average IQ is 79/

                http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

                Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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              First you are saying emperor Asoka was a fool and challenge his selection criteria in sending delegation to lanka instead of tamilnadu.if early language here was tamil all aththa katha base materials of Mahawamsa should be spoken by Tamils.if it was so writer of mahawamsa should be a tamil speaking thero. then why he failed mention those truth.he was a Buddhists monk. and his team too were Buddhists monks must be Tamil speaking monks.but nobody was there to mentioned it. you are fabricating lies with racist mindset.as you all believe high caste people from brakman head low caste people from brakman ass or backside.

              if king devanam piya tissa was a Tamil his first reaction might have been communication with his counter parts in tamilnadu on the arrival of Buddhist delegation from emperor Asoka. ask king of Tamil land on his opinion as emperor Asoka once known as chandasoka due to his fighting qualities.All Indian mainland dynasties were in fear of being engulf by Asoka emperor though he changed his mind. politically kings of dynasties of mainland might not be believing his change.every kings idea was to built empires amalgamating other land.it is a very simple political science.every fool can understand that.

              where were nagas. nothing mentioned in ramayanaya. war fought by vanarasena against yakka and raksha sena. no single naga soldier was there. even kingdom of patale when hanuman invade only a new born child ahi ravana son of patale king mihi ravana was there to fight when hanuman destroyed items mihi ravana’s soul pined. no single naga was there to blow venomous fumes against hanuman and made him blind not to kill. hanumah said to be the avatar of siva I suppose. if naga clan existed it should be mentioned in ramayanaya like yakka and raksha and deva.

              kingship rotate among yakka raksha and deva clan. vishvaravana elder half brother of ravana crowned as yakkasa king, usurper sri ravana as rakshasa king. after war vibishana as devasa king. no nagas there also.

              if Gamunu was tamil descendant he could have made attempt to negotiate with elara and become heir to the thrown as elara did not have children and could have convinced chola dynasty to accept allegiance could have become vassal of chola dynasty. but he fought a war war to rescue sinhalese kingdom from tamil invaders. that is the truth. not only mahawamsa but all the folklores says something. that is unique thing.

              if word elam means tamil land. why you tamil seperatist talk on tamil elam.

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          Amarasiri
          4. The Para-Tamils were mostly Hindus, whereas the para-Sinhala were mostly Buddhists. Question: Why is that there are hardly anyt TAMil Buddhists in Lanka?

          Tamil Buddhism thrived in South India at least until 10th Century; and more evidence is coming up now.
          Tamil Buddhism was a significant force up to that time.
          The small dagobas in north Sri Lanka are much like those discovered in Tamilnadu.
          Tamil had its two great Buddhist classical works before anything ‘Hindu’ of any sect. It is sad that the Tamils lost a religion in which their ancestors did some great work.

          The “Hinduism” of today in India and elsewhere is much after what Adi Shankara fashioned.
          The Vedic religion was an interesting primitive system of rituals and belief in a multitude of gods. All the Vedic gods are now gone.

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            sekara

            The 1881 Census recorded the presence of 12,000 Tamil Buddhists through out the island.

            What did you do to their descendants?

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          “Their DNA’s are quite similar, and so are their average IQ’s closer to 79.”

          Where did you get this ridiculous figure? Tamils are like Ashkenazim Jews, they have very high IQ’s, well above 100. One can see the difference most clearly in India, where the level of development is much greater in the South than North. Now, I am a Sinhalese nationalist, but I do not have any problem admitting that ON AVERAGE, Tamils have a higher IQ. Thanks to technology and other trends, such as access to higher education, this divergence may narrow in the future.

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            “2Now, I am a Sinhalese nationalist, but I do not have any problem admitting that ON AVERAGE, Tamils have a higher IQ. “”

            sinhala speaking demala, what a stupid set of horns you have grown

            on faulty foundations by crack pot with an `idea`!

            bell curve is singular not even averages which is flawed politics.
            display of ignorance is pathetic

            modaya kavun kanna yodaya- higganno.

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      “”The Para-Sinhala, claiming to be Hela or Hela-Le, Hela-blood has no support.””

      someone said epistemologically speaking `Hela` means `Eelam` in meaning so the south loves north and keep fighting.

      break 2 pol geddie.tranquillo.

      their influence budget UK tourist who are on the rise.

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    Most Sri lankan authors writing here should be ashmed of themselves. Because, these people get primary education in Srilanka, goes to west and once come back and they always quote western literature. They don’t understand it is their colonial master worshipping mentality or the mentality of everything western is the best – imposed upon them by their parents.

    On the other hand, when they are educated only in Sri lankaas the case would be for Andi Schubert, they don’t know even the sri lankan literature. They try to make fun of it. That is simply jealousy, lack of respect to other cultures, lack of self-confidence and simply idiocy. There is nothing intelligent or scholarly there.

    Anyway, in brief, if Andi Schubert reads most of the ancient Sinhala – literature in Sri lanka, he will be lost. Because, he won’t be able to understand anything there. For him, it would be just stuff written by hallucinated writers.

    If you wrote about some western stuff for your social science degree and tries to be a social scientist in Sinhale, then you are another nut case, just failed western education which is not fitting to another country and it is your fault.

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    Hey man,
    Let’s face the reality. Forget about all these old stories. They are history that’s written by someone and only gods know the truth.

    The reality is that Sri Lanka/Ceylon/Ceylan/Thamrobain or whatever it has been called for the last many centuries, it was governed by Sinhalese Buddhists. Today it is the land of over 70% Sinhales and 65% Buddhists of the total population. By any standards Sinhalese are the majority and they run the show, whether you like or not.

    Rather than trying to find tiny pebbles, see they bigger elephant in the room. Give them the due respect of Sinhalese and they will respect you too. Think if your children and grand children, not your ego. If not this country will never be able to achieve the economic prosperity and ethnic harmony it weeps to achieve for the last 60+ years.

    Envy countries like India and Singapore will suppress our brighter future over their benefit by dividing us into Sinhalese/Tamils/Muslims/Buddhist/Hundues/Christians

    Please don’t fall in this trap once again. I beg to all of you. Please don’t !!!

    /Hunu Patiya

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      Bahrain is governed by minority after WW2.
      Every nation is governed by minority.
      Lanka is governed by sinhala buddhist pudhu minority.A shape shape shape beast.

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      Hunu Patiya

      “Envy countries like India and Singapore will suppress our brighter future over their benefit by dividing us into Sinhalese/Tamils/Muslims/Buddhist/Hundues/Christians”

      No you don’t need others to suppress your brighter future, you have been doing it yourself splendidly.

      Don’t waste their time unlike you they are too busy developing their respective countries.

      As my friend says “Oh God please save me from myself, I can take of my enemies”

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    Mahavamsa is a fabricated comedy book by Ayatullahs only idiots will believe this book .
    There is no historical or scientific evidences to prove but still modayas believe.
    Cheers

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      Have you read its confirmation of an independent Tamil kingdom?

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        You mean Have you read its conformation independent of a Tamil kingdom view?

        Yes and No but the information so far from even the most venerated Rinpoche’s is that its about bestality breed and tree worshipers being taken for suckers.

        I dare anyone who thinks he is an expert sinhala buddhist give us in simple words an algebraic equation as to what Wisdom/buddhism is??

        Psychiatrist say we can correct our mistakes by honestly looking back as to why we still behave like the beast. We do have an animal origin but now we have human dignity.

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          No I was pointing out that there was a lot of historical truth mixed woth myth and legend in it. It is not a complete fabrication as the LTTE would like the world to believe.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahavamsa

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            It was a soother to the majority who had no access to sanskrit as much as the original was. or how else does communist China have the max number of practicing buddhist and the max statutes, scrolls etc??
            (where ever the chinese traveler went lankans have put their foot print as if author- fanaticism of the fascist.
            It was presented to China at a time population was in discussion among others about Dao which was similar. Chinese do not care about logical necessity in life. eg if an item has to be shrunk then at first stretch it then finally shrink it. But long long ago the Chinese had bestality breed of the tiger which is common to China not Lanka (lanka Hyena) until lately and instigated by sinhala muslims.

            I don’t need what the holy cow government or ltte says but there are several sources of foreigners who have been killed there.
            Neither side is honest now the government is the mongrel so far awaiting a slight twitch to slide away from inevitable forbearance..

            “”t is not a complete fabrication as the LTTE would like the world to believe. “”

            Patriotism means equipped forces and a prepared citizenry.-
            the scoundrel’s last refuge.

            non patriot.

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            Wiki Mahavamsa is notable for fiction about Baharat like the tour guides of Sigiriya. How big is the relic?? large canine So podi hamuduruwo has some pubic hair and it’s on display. how they fascinate the stupid tourist- pavement hawkers.

            Nothing like the uncorrupt traditional chinese version- makes sense of the 8 fold and 4 gems…the chinese debated it like the greeks unlike SL Indian blind faith acceptance.
            they are philosophies that must stand the test of time like any of the great fables

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      Unfortunately You anti-Sinhala buddhists know only the Mahavamsa because of Sungod.

      Otherwise, Sinhala people have so many books. Some books are still in OLa laef conditions and they are the museums of the colonial masters.

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        “”Otherwise, Sinhala people have so many books. Some books are still in OLa laef conditions and they are the museums of the colonial masters. “”

        He he hehehehehehe.

        1970 GL Peiris could not lecture at campus because there was no sinhala dictionary.

        Most buddhist statues and artefacts are at China. While Sinhala Buddhist are a gravy train- higgano.

        The rest with private collectors. They have purchased and used new technology to reinstate them.

        the oldest ola was found at Afghanistan- 1st century. this is after Alexander the Great visited in 332 BC. so most jars (the ola was in ) carried macedonian wording

        The manuscripts were found in caves in Bamiyan in 1993-95. Together with 60 in the British Library, the manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection have been called the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls of Buddhism’. Spanning the 2nd to 7th centuries AD, they are the earliest known Buddhist scriptures and are written on palm leaf, birch bark, vellum and copper.
        Significant parts of this heritage that remained in Afghanistan when the Taliban took power in most of the country in 1996 were earmarked for destruction, together with other Buddhist objects and monuments. The Schøyen Collection played a major role in rescuing these items for scholarship and for the common heritage of mankind. The first fragments were acquired in London in the summer of 1996, with the bulk of the material acquired from 1997 and 2000, also in London.

        http://www.schoyencollection.com/23-religions/living-religions/23-15-buddhism

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    Hocus-pocus, by the idle, for the idle! Not much fun reading, though!

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    Who were the women – other than Kuveni – who became brides of Vijaya’s 700 Merry Men?
    Their identity is not given anywhere,and are ignored.

    The Kings (and one Queen Anula) mentioned in the Mahawamsa murdered their predecessors to ascend the throne – as, abdications, successions by siblings, retirements etc., are not mentioned.

    King Kassyappa killing his father, and later being killed by his brother Mogollana are mentioned in history books.

    Some years later, King Theva Nambiya Theesan ( Devanapiyatissa ) son of King Mootha Sivan ( Muttasiva ) listened to the famous sermon ( ? in what language ) by Sangamitta, and converted overnight, along with all his subjects, to Buddhism – the only mass conversion of an entire nation, in history.

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      All the christians and Tamils who do not know anything about Sri lanka are trying to rewrite Sri lankan in history in news blogs.

      Understand how dumb you all are.

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        what you say and what you know do not correlate with India from where the island was ruled until 1948.

        The same is true of most articles on history of lanka based on some white man’s travels. While there are 98% of the invoices at Madras presidency.
        Colombo and Cochin have the added history of destroying the invoices leaving just 5%.

        You are a settler not fit for history that balances with Archaeology and its findings.

        mahabodhi call the bluff.

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        jim softy

        “Understand how dumb you all are.”

        They all are Paras, Sinhala, Tamil etc. with average IQ of 79.

        Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants, the Veddas or Wanniya-laeto (‘forest-dwellers’) as they call themselves, preserve a direct line of descent from the island’s original Neolithic community dating from at least 14,000 BC and probably far earlier according to current scientific opinion. Even today, the surviving Wanniya-laeto community retains much of its own distinctive cyclic worldview, prehistoric cultural memory, and time-tested knowledge of their semi-evergreen dry monsoon forest habitat that has enabled their ancestor-revering culture to meet the diverse challenges to their collective identity and survival. With the impending extinction of Wanniya-laeto culture, however, Sri Lanka and the world stand to lose a rich body of indigenous lore and living ecological wisdom that is urgently needed for the sustainable future of the rest of mankind.

        http://vedda.org/wanniyalaeto.htm

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        Sorry – the sermon was by Arahat Mahinda.

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        he he he
        here comes another joke from a guy whose great great great grandfather was a lion.
        cheers

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    He He He
    If there will be an independent DNA ANALYSIS tomorrow so called Sinhalaese connection will end up in Panadura,Kallar,Kalmunai (these places are in todays KERALA then TAMILA SERA KINGDOM)
    Even a fool will not believe the arrival of deported criminal Vijaya and his ancestor was a lion….. in this 21st century .
    ANY SINHALA ORGANISATION IS READY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT THE REAL HISTORY OF THIS CURSED LAND?
    You can’t give an ounce of prove except this fabricated comic book Mahavamsa.
    Was Devanambiya Theesan a Sinhalease ??
    There was no so called Sinhala language before 6th century no Sinhala alphabet before 10th century.
    All con stories are promoted by Asgiriya,Malwatha Ayotullahs who are living in stone age even today.
    Cheers

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      TELL ME SOME THING DOYOU KNOW THERE IS A BOOK CALLE DAMPIYATUWA GATA PADAYA WRITTEN IN ANURADHAPURA ERA ON SINHALA GRAMMER.IF THERE WAS NOT LANGUAGE CALL SINHALA WHY GRAMMER BOOKS AROUND TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO. DO NOT TALK BULLSHIT. YOU PEOPLE CAN BREAK AS NOBODY IN THE VICINITY OF THE HOUSE.

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        “”IF THERE WAS NOT LANGUAGE CALL SINHALA WHY GRAMMER BOOKS AROUND TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO. “”

        Where is the carbon dating??

        Your loudness exhibits that you are a poor crude free sub-standard education lout.
        2000 years?? So ambassador Nonis got a shelling on British TV.
        sinhala is bastardised version of indian and european languages. Therefore the faculty of law never had a dictionary in 1970 to teach in the sinhala medium.- GL Peiris.he can never deny.

        Living language, stand alone classical Greek- 34 centuries of written records.

        Why doesn’t India and Hindi touch the stand alone classical Tamil Language??
        It would burn them too.

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      if old inhabitant were Tamils like yakka, raksha and deva, they should have asked help from Tamil brothers and sisters in other side of folk strait when vijaya landed here and started killing natives with the help of their own queen. kings might have love it as it was a great opportunity to get their kingdom expended. instead they sided with vijaya and supplied wives for him and his party. Tissa is not a name associated with darvadian or arayan language family.it is purely name came from Melanesian language family.my saying may approve by venerable ellawala medalankara thero. he is the only person living who is familiar with original hele basa. the OTHER two arisen ahubudu and munidasa kumarathunga is no more.if they alive you might have been answered in proper manner.I wonder why sinhala grammer book written by monks around two thousand two hundred years ago without existence of language called sinhala in this land. name of that book is DAMPIYATUWA GATA PADAYA. you tamils do not have such chronicle to boast. that is why you defame Mahawansa in jealousy. All your deities is being dipped in to old kings here as avatar or reincarnation of theirs and uses as kapruks in order to get quick remedial actions for constrains making deal with them. if remedies done for constrains some bribes would be offered. but you Hindus go to kovils with other purposes in mind. but here this is the situation. old animistic rituals still being practiced. that does bot mean Sinhalese were Tamil Hindus decedent. Sinhalese are entirely different stock of people. read that book today published. you can see your history here.

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    Was Devanambiya Theesan a Sinhalease ?? There was no so called Sinhala language before 6th century no Sinhala alphabet before 10th century.

    Was there a Tamil homeland ever ?

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      This country was a Tamil land ..
      This is why so called comic book not dare to say the language and religion of Queen Kuveni …
      Naga..Yakkas were all Tamils and they worshiped HIndu gods
      Any how story of deported criminal is a good joke ..and he and his 700 thugs were not noted by people in Ramewswaram when they have crossed towards Mannar using the advanced GPS.
      Don’t ask why this deported criminal Vijaya and his gangs never landed in Visakapattanam …Nagapattanam ..Danuskodi..Trincomalee …or Nianaatheevu ..whyt a beautiful comic story .
      Cheers

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        Do Tamils have any such comic books to prove that Yakka, Naga, Rakasha or Deva were Tamils ?

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        if yakka were Tamils. they could have asked help from Tamils in tamilnadu when vijaya landed and started killing them.king were there loved to help them as it was great opportunity to expend their kingdom but they sided with vijaya and become suppliers of princess to him and his gang. can you answer this question. as hindu tell me what is on your mind when you go to kovila to worship your deities.make deal with them no. you have four thing in your mind. but general public go there to make deal with them. favours for bribe.have heard sinhala song sung by sunil shantha composed by Arisen ahubudu. it is classical example of our people attitude toward Hindu deities. first praise them with their braveries and kindness and powers. then presented their constrained. then call for deal if do a favour this kind of bribery offered.is this the Hinduism mean.no this is animism.dead kings souls converted in to hindu deities as avatar or reincarnation of them. and appease them for favours on bribery.as such people here had been animists not Hindus. remember it.do not defame your religion.

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          “”if `yakka`were Tamils. they could have asked help from Tamils in tamilnadu””

          you don’t even know the usage of english words because you think in singlish.

          Almost all the ancient hindu temples at Tamil Nadu are intact (never touched by any invader of Baharat.

          So 1 billion Indians travel to Tamil Nadu to visit the temples yearly. the north has almost zero – all destroyed by Islam.

          “help from Tamils in tamilnadu”””

          They don’t think like sinhala hyenas and attack in packs.
          They are the masters of Zero that gives us the billions and trillions.

          Hinduism is not a religion. Hindu Gautam’s wisdom comes from Hinduism and its rightly a philosophy as practiced by the majority in the world except hyenas at Lanka. The buddhist at Amaravathi know it as a philosophy not god buddha (god wisdom)

          You need 20 years of study to interact with us who have seen the length and breath of both China and India.

          Pack and drown yourself paccha bahu.

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            you talk like heroes but twice your people came here as refugees. first in our anuradhapura era under king mahinda IV. when chola defeated pandyans.second Delhi sultanate overran pandyan dynasty. in fear of being forced conversion and taking high class family ladies as sex slaves.ever since Tamil migrated to lanka we call them kallathonis. economic refugees.that was how Tamil population in north increased.holocaust in 1557 by earl sankili I first added to it.he killed all sinhalese there in in jaffna.49000 as per Portuguese records. destroyed almost all Buddhists shrines there for simple reason opposing and questioning his legitimacy as earl there and asking viceroy based on GOA who was looking after kotte kingdom interest at that time.as regent thammita could not intervene and fight sankli due to lack of forces.

            you packed and get out of our hinhalese mother land. you have a mother land their in south India. kerala, tamilnadu,karnataka,thelingu desh and part of oddissa. have your culture and every thing there the way you want..

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              Alas, you are wasted space thinking in suwabasha and typing in Singaylish.
              The bane of your problem is the 3rd world attitude that comes with the sub standard free education, – eat what i feed.

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    The arrival of Vijaya seems to be a topic being debated,
    The Mahavamsa on the net gives the following account of the landing of Vijaya and it is an interesting account:06: The Coming of Vijaya

    IN the country of the Vangas[1] in the Vanga capital there lived once a king of the Vangas. The daughter of the king of the Kalingas was that king’s consort. By his spouse the king had a daughter, the soothsayers prophesied her union with the king of beasts. Very fair was she and very amorous and for shame the king and queen could not suffer her.
    Alone she went forth from the house, desiring the joy of independent life; unrecognized she joined a caravan travelling to the Magadha country. In the Lala country a lion attacked the caravan in the forest, the other folk fled this way and that, but she fled along the way by which the lion had come.
    When the lion had taken his prey and was leaving the spot he beheld her from afar, love (for her) laid hold on him, and he came towards her with waving tail and ears laid back. Seeing him she bethought her of that prophecy of the soothsayers which she bad heard, and without fear she caressed him stroking his limbs.
    The lion, roused to fiercest passion by her touch, took her upon his back and bore her with all speed to his cave, and there he was united with her, and from this union with him the princess in time bore twin-children, a son and a daughter.
    The son’s hands and feet were formed like a lion’s and therefore she named him Sihabahu (sinhabahu), but the daughter (she named) Sihasivali (sinhasivali). When he was sixteen years old the son questioned his mother on the doubt (that had arisen in him): ‘Wherefore are you and our father so different, dear mother?’ She told him all. Then he asked: ‘Why do we not go forth (from here)?’ And she answered: ‘Thy father has closed the cave up with a rock.’ Then he took that barrier before the great cave upon his shoulder and went (a distance of) fifty yojanas going andcoming in one day.
    Then (once), when the lion had gone forth in search of prey, (Sihabahu) took his mother on his right shoulder and his young sister on his left, and went away with speed. They clothed themselves with branches of trees, and so came to a border-village and there, even at that time, was a son of the princess’s uncle, a commander in the army of the Yanga king, to whom was given the rule over the border-country; and he was just then sitting under a banyan-tree overseeing the work that was done.
    When he saw them he asked them (who they were) and they said; `We are forest-folk’; the commander bade (his people) give them clothing; and this turned into splendid (garments). He had food offered to them on leaves and by reason of their merit these were turned into dishes of gold. Then, amazed, the commander asked them, `Who are you?’ The princess told him her family and clan. Then the commander took his uncle’s daughter with him and went to the capital of the Vangas and married her.
    When the lion, returning in haste to his cave, missed those three (persons), he was sorrowful, and grieving after his son he neither ate nor drank. Seeking for his children he went to the border-village, and every village where he came was deserted by the dwellers therein.
    And the border-folk came to the king and told him this:`A lion ravages thy country; ward off (this danger) 0 king!’ Since he found none who could ward off (this danger) he had a thousand (pieces of money) led about the city on an elephant’s back and this proclamation made: `Let him who brings the lion receive these!’ And in like manner the monarch (offered) two thousand and three thousand. Twice did Sihabahu’s[2] mother restrain him. The third time without asking his mother’s leave, Sihabähu took the three thousand gold-pieces (as reward) for slaying his own father.
    They presented the youth to the king, and the king spoke thus to him: `If thou shalt take the lion I will give thee at once the kingdom.’ And he went to the opening of the cave, and as soon as he saw from afar the lion who came forward, for love toward his son, he shot an arrow to slay him.
    The arrow struck the lion’s forehead but because of his tenderness (toward his son) it rebounded and fell on the earth at the youth’s feet. And so it fell out three times, then did the king of beasts grow wrathful and the arrow sent at him struck him and pierced his body.
    (Sihabahu) took the head of the lion with the mane and returned to his city. And just seven days had passed then since the death of the king of the Vangas. Since the king had no son the ministers, who rejoiced over his deed on hearing that he was the king’s grandson and on recognizing his mother, met all together and said of one accord to the prince Sihabahu `Be thou (our) king’.
    And he accepted the kingship but handed it over then to his mother’s husband and he himself went with Sihasivali to the land of his birth. There he built a city, and they called it Sihapura, and in the forest stretching a hundred yojanas around he founded villages. In the kingdom of Lala, in that city did Sihabähu, ruler of men, hold sway when he had made Sihasivali his queen. As time passed on his consort bore twin sons sixteen times, the eldest was named Vijaya, the second Sumitta; together there were thirty-two sons. In time the king consecrated Vijaya as prince-regent.
    Vijaya was of evil conduct and his followers were even (like himself), and many intolerable deeds of violence were done by them. Angered by this the people told the matter to the king; the king, speaking persuasively to them, severely blamed his son. But all fell out again as before, the second and yet the third time; and the angered people said to the king: `Kill thy son.’
    Then did the king cause Vijaya and his followers, seven hundred men, to be shaven over half the head[3] and put them on a ship and sent them forth upon the sea, and their wives and children also. The men, women, and children sent forth separately landed separately, each (company) upon an island, and they dwelt even there. The island where the children landed was called Naggadipa[4] and the island where the women landed Mahiladipaka[5]. But Vijaya landed at the haven called Suppäraka[6], but being there in danger by reason of the violence of his followers be embarked again.
    The prince named VIJAYA, the valiant, landed in Lanka, in the region called Tambapanni on the day that the Tathagata lay down between the two twinlike sala-trees to pass into nibbana.
    Here ends the sixth chapter, called `The Coming of Vijaya’, in the Mahavamsa, compiled for the serene joy and emotion of the pious.

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    no matter whoever say whatever they want on our Mahawamsa.but it is still a holy book for majority sinhalese Buddhists live here in this Island and most of the Buddhists live in around the globe in general.yes it contains some myths no question about it but sinhalese Buddhists know purposes composers. Tamils look at it with hate and jealousy and Muslims and other Abrahamic religions followers look at it with different mindsets. Muslims look at every literatures or any other thing of others with koranic verses 8;55 in mind that says all non believers are vile animals as such their literature or whatever civilization has to be destroyed. Christians and others mindset is the same as Muslims. nothing is holy unless their almighty involved. as such this assay and comments followed is not surprises to us.but without Mahawamsa great emperor Asoka of India might have dipped in history with out any clues. Emperor Asoka’s selection criteria in sending envoys or delegation to various par of the world should be examined in order to find out religions that existed in those areas and necessity of Buddhism for them.KING ASOKA ruled Damba diva or JAMBUDDEEPA at the time of rise of Hinduism and decline of Buddhism and Jainism. he did not do anything to stop that trend though embraced Buddhism and spent lots of time and energy to promote it.as such he did not want to disturb Hinduism spreading as such he selected lanka not south india in sending delegation with Buddha’s message. as people of lanka were animists and that lead human anywhere but keep them rotating in samsara.as such who try to spread myth that before Buddhism Hinduism existed here are fools of fools.whatever it is Mahawamsa gives us clear indication that two different ethic groups in south India and this Island.our famous kafir nana labbe the amar asiri with his Indian data base myths trying hard to convince people that both are same but he know nothing on human evolution theory. as per scientific research. even ancient predators like dinasources have genetic contribution towards present day human being but that does says present humans are descendants of old predators. India data base and Indian everything base on their expend ism theory. as such we can not accept Indians researchers findings as true and correct but others who done genetic affinity research on Sinhalese and vannila aththo confirm affinities of each other but due to technical barrier called bottle neck effect it is not correctly visible.they further predict that vannila aththo and sinhalese may be the results of two species of human family homo sapience and homo argesta interbreeding. to confirm those concepts may take another one or two decades.

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