History Sri Lanka

Pre-history of Sri Lanka goes back to more than 125,000 years. The era spans the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and early Iron Ages. Among the Paleolithic human settlements discovered in Sri Lanka, i_01Pahiyangala, which dates back to 37,000 BP, Batadombalena (28,500 BP) and Belilena (12,000 BP). In these caves, archaeologists have found the remains of anatomically modern humans which they have named Balangoda Man, and other evidence suggesting that they may have engaged in agriculture and kept domestic dogs for driving game. Evidence has found of an exchange network in salt from coastal lagoons some 80 km away had also been established by 30,000 years ago.

One of the first written references to the island is found in the Indian epic Ramayana, which provides details of a kingdom named Lanka was ruled by Ravana, the powerful emperor who built a mythical flying machine named Dandu Monara. There are many places still named belongs to the story of Ravana.

Ancient cemeteries that were used before 600BC and other signs of advanced civilization has also been discovered in Sri Lanka. According to the Mahavanshaya (a chronicle written during 277-304 BCE), the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka are the Yaksha and Naga. According to contemporary history, the Gautama Buddha (563 BCE) visited the site after five years of attainingEnlightenment to settle the dispute between two warring Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara.

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