THE FRONT PAGE

The  subjects are  presented  under the following Main Headings . Please click on choice for sub topics

COINS OF SRI LANKA.

Coin types of different eras from Early Anuradhapura[ 400 BC-100 AD, Late Anuradhapura200 AD – 1100 AD , Pollonnaruva 1200-1400 AD and Kotte Periods 1500 AD

MILITARY HISTORY.

Organisation, Rank structure, Tactics, Military Traditions of Royalty, Battles Fought, Weapons etc is under sub topics.

SINHALESE NAMES.

Names of  Ancient, Medieval periods  Sinhalese and those names of people during the Portuguese , Dutch and British periods

ANCIENT NUMERALS OF SRI LANKA.

Many topics of ancient Numeral system and stories of numbers related to Sinhalese History.

THE EVOLUTION OF A  SCRIPT IN SRI LANKA

The story of the evolution of the scripts from 6 Cent BC to present date are discussed.

OTHER STORIES- Contents 6

Different stories from Inscriptions , coins etc under different topics are presented.

Please feel free to send comments, suggested alterations, additions to enrich this Blog to Sirimuna39@gmail.com

All such additions etc will be published quoting the names of senders.

Thanks.

6 thoughts on “THE FRONT PAGE

  1. I agree with the previous commenter whose name I sadly cannot view because my laptop can’t read Sinhala script. ): What a wonderful collection! Thus dear Mr. Sirimunasiha, I must ask, how did you become so interested in the history of Sri Lanka?

    This blog has been incredibly helpful in helping me learn more about both the history and culture, which I’ve been curious of ever since I was little! As I’ve grown up in the US, I haven’t had much exposure to anything Sri Lankan for that matter, and now in high school I’m taking a course most popularly referred to as “WHAP”(World History AP), simply because I loved learning about the history and development of different civilizations around the globe. Unfortunately, I’m sorry to say that term “Sinhalese” is only mentioned in one sentence (which was of course, the first thing I looked up in the index when I received the textbook), but they are mentioned in regards to military! (: Well, it just says that native Sinhalese forces expelled the Cholas, which led to the devolution of the empire to a small kingdom amongst others in South India. And as I learn more and more in-depth of all of these different societies in the Old World, I’ve become increasingly enthusiastic and passionate (some may call me desperate) about the island’s history.

    Anyways, all I’m trying to say is that you’ve been the most reliable and valuable source I’ve come across (and trust me, I say this after spending many weeks of trying to search for websites with accurate information), and you’ve answered many of the questions I’ve always been yearning to figure out. So, thank you very much for all of your hard work! I really appreciate it, and I am confident a lot of other individuals do as well. Have an awesome day! (:

    • Ravana story is an Indian epic Ramayanaya, how far it is true ?. But there were people living for a few Kalpa’s before the arrival of Vijaya, in Dipawansa and mahawansa. Some historians don’t believe even that and the present Historians only believe that actual history begins with Devanampiyatissa and after. But then he had to have a father and grand father etc. Because there is no historical facts to substantiate the written evidence. There is evidence of a queen of DevanampiyaTissa, his Tutor and his physician on rock inscriptions, But in Kandy they have an inscription as old as these three and they trace the history back to two Kings who ruled before DP Tissa.[I have placed the on the blog].I did some military history of Panadukabaya and the evidence of books looks pretty real to me. He did Trojan Horse thing by sending his apparel and weapon of his state, along with the company of soldier into the camp of his uncles and then got them to attack from inside while he attacked from out. I have it on my blog too. of course many Sinhalese feel that Mahavansa is a fairytale copied from Homer and write off our heritage, especially those who has done Classics for the English doctorate.
      The people of the kingdom established by Vijeya was called Sinhala. The script and the language used collected from inscriptions are similar to Pali and Sanskrit of India, but the words were short and some of the letter in the script were different[ I think 3 of them], but pot shreds in the Island were dated back to 800 BC. Some people believe in Helas, the races that existed before Vijaya and are mixed with them. Perhaps they are the same stock, but arrived at an earlier date and had many things in common. But they seems to be different to prehistoric man , the Veddha, though they are connected later. The present girls are amoung the prettiest in the world due to the mixture of later races that came over here.
      This is what remains of period before Vijeya, except for lot of stories like Ravana, and the few Buddhas before Gotama, there is a description of the marks placed on the ancient currency used in ancient stories of that time, Many old settlements, houses, kitchens are been unearthed by Dr Raj Somadeva in many places in addition of prehistoric cave settlements. These are dating back to about 1200 BC, about the time of the disappearance of Indus civiliasation.Of the remnants of man before Vijeya is also found and so far the Teeth Morphology has been tested, those different races in India and World compared with. The Present Sinhalese and Tamil of South India are the closest to those teeth norms of the Indus valley. I have placed that on the blog too. The German excavators at Mahagama Ruhuna [ Go to Google earth and see the ancient fortress at Tissamaharama, th one at Vijitapura belween Polonnaruva and the River] are baffled by the find of many artifacts which are close to that of Indus Valley or Mesopotamia and the Dr Weisser cannot bridge the gap of 1000 years, that is what he told me 3 years back when I met him to collect some old seals, sealings, beads that the Gem miners found as debris, he examined these, when I was looking for ancient coins found by the thousands amoung pottery etc. I am on sirimuna39@gmail,com

  2. Awesome work, sir. It would be most helpful if you could make a post about the writing systems of Sri Lanka, with respect to your time. I had done my own research (about half of them from your page, admittedly) and found out that our modern letters were descendants of the Brahmi script like many others (i.e. Devanagari) and that the inscriptions you have posted are all Brahmi lettering. Even after this detail, I am not yet happy about the data which seem insufficient to me. I hope you will be as kind as to help me.
    (By the way, even though this has nothing to do with history, can you tell me a good place where there are Brahmi typewriters? There are so many sites which contribute to different types of scripts – Lexilogos prominent amongst them – but I cannot even find a good download, forget online keyboards. Of course, this might be because I might be a bit of a rubbish surfer…)

    • I say again, I am only sharing what I read and collect. Brahmi typewriter is interesting.

    • Sorry I just read your comment. Brahmi typewriters , some smart guy in computers should replave the sinhala script with brahmi script, I hope they place the beautiful developed sinhala script of the 3-5 cent..
      writing system ,I dont know much, but will copy and share with all when I am free. Thanks

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