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Prehistory of Sri Lanka The pre-history of Sri Lanka goes backyears and possibly even as far back asyears. In these caves, archaeologists have found the remains of anatomically modern humans which they have named Balangoda Manand other evidence  suggesting that they may have engaged in agriculture and kept domestic dogs for driving game.
The 19th-century Irish historian James Emerson Tennent theorized that Gallea city in southern Sri Lanka, was the ancient seaport of Tarshish from which King Solomon is said to have drawn ivorypeacocksand other valuables. Pre-Anuradhapura period Main article: Ancient cemeteries that were used before BC and other signs of advanced civilization have also been discovered in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan dynastic history ended inwhen the island became part of the British Empire. Thereafter, Anuradhapura served as the capital city of the country for nearly 1, years. It is probable that many of the scriptures from Nalanda are preserved in Sri Lanka's many monasteries and that the written form of the Tipitakaincluding Sinhalese Buddhist literature, were part of the University of Nalanda.
Bodhivamsa  Invasions Sri Lanka first experienced a foreign invasion during the reign of Suratissawho was defeated by two horse traders named Sena and Guttika from South India. Dutugemunuthe eldest son of the southern regional sub-king, Kavan Tissadefeated Elara in the Battle of Gandhis teachings and jesus teachings.
He built Ruwanwelisayathe second stupa in ancient Sri Lanka, and the Lovamahapaya. These invaders were all subsequently driven back. Kala Wewa and the Avukana Buddha statue were built during the reign of Dhatusena. The council was held in response to a year in which the harvests in Sri Lanka were particularly poor and many Buddhist monks subsequently died of starvation.
Later periods Frescoes on the Sigiriya rock fortress in Matale District5th century Sri Lanka was the first Asian country known to have a female ruler: Anula of Anuradhapura r.
The Sigiriya rock fortress is surrounded by an extensive network of ramparts and moats. Inside this protective enclosure were gardens, ponds, pavilions, palaces and other structures.
Biso Kotuwa, a peculiar construction inside a damis a technological marvel based on precise mathematics that allows water to flow outside the dam, keeping pressure on the dam to a minimum. It maintained close ties with European civilisations including the Roman Empire.
For example, Bhatikabhaya 22 BC — AD 7 sent an envoy to Rome who brought back red coralwhich was used to make an elaborate netlike adornment for the Ruwanwelisaya. In addition, Sri Lankan male dancers witnessed the assassination of Caligula. Taking advantage of this situation, Rajendra Ison of Rajaraja I, launched a large invasion in Mahinda V was captured and taken to India, and the Cholas sacked the city of Anuradhapura.
Subsequently, they moved the capital to Polonnaruwa. Following a seventeen-year-long campaign, Vijayabahu I successfully drove the Chola out of Sri Lanka inreuniting the country for the first time in over a century.
InKalinga Maghaa South Indian with uncertain origins, identified as the founder of the Jaffna kingdom, invaded and captured the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.
He sailed from Kalinga  nautical miles on large ships with a 24, strong army. Unlike previous invaders, he lootedransacked, and destroyed everything in the ancient Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Kingdoms beyond recovery. His reign saw the massive migration of native Sinhalese people to the south and west of Sri Lanka, and into the mountainous interior, in a bid to escape his power.
The north, in the meanwhile, eventually evolved into the Jaffna kingdom. Chinese admiral Zheng He and his naval expeditionary force landed at Galle, Sri Lanka in and got into battle with the local king Vira Alakesvara of Gampola.
Zheng He captured King Vira Alakesvara and later released him. Thomlin at Galle in and is now preserved in the Colombo National Museum. Kandyan period See also: Inafter decades of intermittent warfare with the Portuguese, Vimaladharmasuriya I moved his kingdom to the inland city of Kandya location he thought more secure from attack.
Inthe king signed a treaty with the Dutch East India Company to get rid of the Portuguese who ruled most of the coastal areas. The Dutch remained in the areas they had captured, thereby violating the treaty they had signed in An ethnic group named Burgher people emerged in Sri Lankan society as a result of Dutch rule.
Later, a crisis of succession emerged in Kandy upon king Vira Narendrasinha 's death in He was married to a Telugu -speaking Nayakkar princess from South India Madurai and was childless by her.Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
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Atul Y. Aghamkar, PhD. Professor and Head, Department of Missiology. South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore, India Published under Featured Articles at caninariojana.com, January Hindu views and attitudes toward Christianity form an extremely important but largely neglected area of study.
Mahatma Gandhi’s Teachings: “If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, acted and inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony.” - Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Influences such as Jesus, Thoreau, and Buddha played significant roles in shaping his teachings and they way he applied it during the Indian Independence Movement. Jesus in particular, played an enormous role in defining Gandhi’s morals as he was growing up.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October – 30 January ), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā "Great Soul"). In India he is generally regarded as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu "father"), Jathi Pitha and Raashtra Pita; he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest and direct action in the form he called Satyagraha.
Gandhis Teachings, Beliefs And Virtues 1. Gandhi’s Teachings, Beliefs, and Virtues Brian Wong 8W 2. Introduction Gandhi consisted of an Indian political leader, who instigated and motivated India’s independence from the British government.
Nonetheless, he was not renowned for his political status – for, with resilience, justice, defiance.