What we witness today is a kind of political Buddhism trying to promote the interests of the Sinhala-Buddhist people, rather than religion. A Concise Sinhala Mahavamsa has 4 ratings and 2 reviews. Jonathan said: The key rule when translating is to use a translator to translate into their nati. Old-Sinhalese prose, probably mingled with verse in the Pali language. 2. reign the Dipavamsa as well as the Mahavamsa comes to an end. 4. Of this work .

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A companion volume, the Culavamsa or Choolavansha “lesser chronicle”covers the period from the 4th century to the British takeover of Sri Lanka in The Mahavamsa itself is actually comprised of three parts, all written at different times in Lankan history.

In the year an Englishman, the Hon. Those were the days Those were the days of Empire, winhala and confident. The Colonial Service, in particular, was attracting men of culture and high feeling, for whom the betterment of mankind in general, and not personal prosperity, was the principal objective.


George Turnour was one of these men, and history mahqvamsa shown him scant recognition, for his contribution to a fuller knowledge of the past must be considered unique. The documents which lay on the desk before him that morning were not connected with his routine duties as Government Agent of the Province.

They afforded the key, if a scholar could be found to decipher them, to such fabulous historic riches that the sinyala sight of them filled Turnour with excitement. He resolved to dedicate his own life to the task of solving the problem. Historic photographs of Sri Lanka. The celebration of Vesak On Vesak Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate events of significance to Buddhists of all traditions: The birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha.

As Buddhism spread from India it was assimilated into many foreign cultures, and consequently Vesak is celebrated in many different ways all over the world.


The Mahavamsa Sinhalese history is authenticated by the concurrence of every evidence that can contribute to verify the annals of any country – “Ceylon” Pearl of the East by Harry Williams. War Against King Elara: The Visit of the Tathagata.

The Sinhala (Mahavamsa) Buddhism Revisited – Sri Lanka Guardian

The Nibbana of the Thera. The Victory of Duttha Gamani. The Consecrating of Panduvasudeva.

The Consecrating of the Lohapasada. The Consecrating of Pandukabhaya. The Beginning of the Great Thupa. The Making of the Relic Chamber.

Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

The Converting of Different Countries. The Entrance to the Tusita-Heaven. The Acceptance of the Maha Vihara. The Acceptance of the Cetiyapabbata-Vihara. The Recieving of the Great Bodhi-tree.