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By: Ajithaa Edirimane

Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:26:08 +0000

In the ancient chronicle Mahavamsa which depicts the history of the Sinhala race, there is reference to King Parakramabahu 's kingdom during the 14th century to have spread even as far as the Malay peninsula. The presence of Buddhism in the peninsula may confirm this position. It is even more interesting to note that the word "Sinhapura" is directly from the Sinhala language and translated it means "Lion" for "Sinha" and "City " for "Pura", Lion City!