Ravana- A Mythical King of ancient Sri Lanka.

The story of Ravana is on the web as shown under. I purchased a book on ancient inscription is Sri Lanka , These inscription was not published earlier and needs be rechecked.These are shown below the web sites on Ravana.

  1. Ravana – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Even though he was partly Brahmin and partly Rakshas, Rama praised Ravan as Mahabrahmin. Rama had to do Ashwamedha yagna as penance for killing a

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  3. Son and Grandson of King Ravana

    Son and Grandson of King Ravana

Inscription- No 1 and 2 Rangirimada Inscriptions – Kurunegala District.No 3 Wanathwillu Inscription.

Bambaragastalawa Inscription

Another inscription published by the author.


6 thoughts on “Ravana- A Mythical King of ancient Sri Lanka.

  1. Hello! First of all, I must say that I love your blog. I have a question, although it might seem a bit irrelevant to this particular topic of Ravana. Your first link lead me to an article that said that nomadic tribes migrated into the island of Lanka thousands of years ago. I was curious as to if nomads existed during Sinhalese times, as in Sinhalese tribes/clans/(families?) that were nomadic and traveled across the country. Did that type of lifestyle exist during ancient times?

    • Sri Lanka still has Nomadic tribes with no fixed aborad , travelling through out the country. They have specific places to put up ythier tents made of Oalm Leaves, that teh soldiers of thepast used. They are snake and monkey dancers, astrologers and acrobats etc

      • Okay, so just to clarify, some of these tribes are of Sinhalese ancestry and not just Gypsy (“ahikuntaka”?) ancestry, correct? Also, how would you say “nomad” or “nomadic” in Sinhala? Did (or do) most of them travel via horses, or did they have other means of transportation? (Sorry for asking so many questions). Thank you! (:

  2. I dont know, I will try and find out and let you know. Thanks for the question

  3. Hi sirimunasiha,

    I was wondering, does Ravana have any connection to the Sinhalese? I’ve heard that a few praise him – not religiously, but in the sense that he was one of the greatest kings of Sri Lanka. I’ve been assuming that this is possibly due to popular culture, but I was wondering if he actually had a historical connection, or at least some significance, to the Sinhalese.

    Also, I’ve been meaning to ask, what exactly does the term “Hela” mean? I’ve seen it attributed to the indigenous people of Sri Lanka, such as in the quote, “The great Hela tribes of Raksha, Yaksha, Naga, and Dava.” However, I’ve also seen it being used to refer to the Sinhalese ethnic group. My following assumption is probably very inaccurate, but I kind of guessed that as the Sinhalese language borrowed words from the native tongues of the land, the term “Hela” has been sort of thrown around, when it originally just referred to any “inhabitants/dwellers of Sri Lanka”?? Possibly? It’s a very amateur guess; please correct me if I am wrong, which I probably am. Thank you for your time! (:

    • Our tradition Medicine system is attributed to him.Some claim that there are inscription of him and the family names etc, not confirmed. There are many places and water falls, caves etc with the Ravana and Sita names. His brother Lakshman is worshipped as a deity.

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