Our ”human history is dating from as early as 18,000 BC” & the Buddhist history as early as lord Buddhas first visit to Sri Lanka. If we talk about the first visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka & the expectations of Lord Buddha, was that to establish Buddhism in the island. Who was on the island when this historical event happened ? It was a group of people who called them selves as ”Yakka”. But they were not civilized & after the lord Buddhas visit, these people became civilized & Buddhists. So if there was civilised Buddhist Yakka people in Sri Lanka after this event, how can our civilization begins from ”Vijaya” a banished prince from India.
What is the purpose of saying that, after Vijaya our civilization began ? Is this the truth about our civilization & our roots of origin ? Sinhala people have their origins from the ”Lanka king Ravana”. From what I have heard, the idea to say that ”after Vijaya our civilization began” was to combine the Sinhala peoples roots to Vijaya, whom had a close family roots to Lord Buddha. Personally I do not see any problem, if something is true. But if we are forced to believe something is true but it is Not, then I can not except that.
Later on we became under colonialists three times in the past. More peaces of our true history was forgotten & some times we were forced to forget ! Things like our own ancient marshal arts ”Angam Pora” & many other cultural & historical things & some things were lost forever, only myths are left today.
I think it is now the time to dig deep & restore our true identity ones & for all in this world. It’s now or newer. Further more ”it is time for us to stop believing things as it have been don for long time, but start finding the truth”(Soma thero). In addition pleas read & listen to the information from the articles & videos which are shown below. Both articles & videos contain much in-depth information about this topic & much more.
A special thanks to Wikipedia.org, ”sinhalabuddhism” & ”LankaRavana” YouTube channels for their work.
(from 6.10min in this video by Soma thero from
”sinhalabuddhism” in YouTube)