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Ancient History Of Sri Lanka.



According to the MAHAVANSA,a cronicle written in PAALI language,the ancient period of Sri Lanka begins in 543 BC with semi-legendry king who arrived in the country with 700 followers from the south west coast of Bangladesh.After consolidating the power,he established the KINGDOM OF THAMBAPANNI near modern day MANNAR.Vijaya is the 1st of the approximately 189 native monarchs of Sri Lanka as described in various chronicles like DEEPAVANSA, MAHAVANSA and RAJAVLIYA.

Sri Lanka dynasty spanned over a period of 2359 years,from 543 BC to 1815 AD, until it came under the rule British empire.

The kingdom of Sri Lanka moved to Anuradhapura in 380 BC,during the reiogn of PANDUKABHAYA.Since then, Anuradhapura served as the capital of the country for nearly 1400 years.

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