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Sinhalese Influence on Laos: From its Beginning to Consolidation – Part II – The regional context

 Asia Map - The Sri Lanka Regional ContextHema Goonatilake PhD (Lond) Visiting Professor, Royal University of Phnom Penh, CambodiaPublished in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, New Series, Vol. LIII, 2008The development of Sinhalese-Lao relations is tied to Sinhalese relations with the broad South-east Asian region, immediately prior to the establishment of the Lao kingdom. It is therefore useful to survey the political and religious situation in the region, with special emphasis on their relations with...

An Excavation of a Shell-midden at Pallemalla in Southern Littoral area of Sri Lanka: Some Evidence of Prehistoric Chenier Occupation in c. 4th millennium BC*

Fig 1.1 The sites mentioned in the textRaj Somadeva1 and Sudevi Ranasinghe21Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, Colombo, 2Researcher, Department of Archaeology, Colombo.AbstractA rescue excavation conducted in a prehistoric generic cialis online shell-midden identified in the littoral area of southern Sri Lanka had revealed a substantial set of information pertaining to the coastal adaptation of the prehistoric communities in Sri Lanka in c. fourth millennium BC. Seven human skeletons were excavated. The faunal remains associated with the prehistoric levels...

6th National Conference on Buddhist Studies – Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th December 2010

Call for PapersThe 6th National Conference on Buddhist Studies will be held on Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th December 2010. The Conference is organized by the Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Sri Jayewardenepura University in association with the Buddhist Times Trust and Buddhist Activities Fund. (more…)

Sinhalese Influence on Laos: From its Beginning to Consolidation – Part I – Sources

 Sri Lanka and Laoshow to get my ex backHema Goonatilake PhD (Lond)Visiting Professor, Royal University of Phnom Penh, CambodiaPublished in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, New Series, Vol. LIII, 2008.Sri Lanka, till the arrival of the Europeans, has been very possibly the major influence of a high culture in the whole South East Asian region. The earlier Hindu influences which led to such descriptions as “The Indianized States of Southeast Asia'1 are now being...

Ramba(Rambha) Viharaya and its connection with Myanmar

Hema Goonatilake PhD (Lond) Visiting Professor, Royal University of Phnom Penh, CambodiaIntroduction Ramba ViharayaThe intensive relations between Sri Lanka and Myanmar span over a period of 1000 years beginning with the emergence of the city of Bagan (written by British as Pagan) in the 11th century as the cradle of Burmese culture and civilization.This ancient capital of Myanmar epitomizes one of the world’s greatest feats of building construction – greater than all of Europe’s cathedrals, the construction of which spread over...

Godawaya: an ancient port city (2nd Century CE.) and the recent discovery of the unknown wooden wreck

Rasika MuthucumaranaMaritime ArchaeologistMaritime Archaeology unit – Central cultural fund – Galle – Sri LankaGodawaya is a small fishing village, which belongs to the Hambantota district of SouthernSri Lanka. It is situated between Ambalantota and Hambantota near the river mouth of the Walawe River, the fourth-biggest river of the country. This used to be the old river mouth, but with some changes happened in the coastal area and due to the massive sand deposits the river mouth was blocked many...
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