History of Ceylon

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Asian Educational Services, 2004 - Sri Lanka - 273 pages
A Classic History Of Sri Lanka From The Ancient Times To The Modern. For The Lay Reader And Scholar Alike. First Published In 1933.
 

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Contents

Vijaya the Conqueror
5
From Wijayas death to Mutasiva
11
Buddha and Buddhism
16
W Devanampiya Tissa
19
The First Tamil Invasion
24
The Kings of Ruhuna
27
WIII The Triumph of CCmunu
31
Dutugemunus Buildings
34
Extension of Portuguese Influence
128
The Kandyan Kingdom 183
133
Dutch Trade with India
139
Chapter Page XXXV The Last Years of Portuguese Rule
147
Robert Knox in Ceylon
161
Beginnings of Dutch Rule
170
The First Dutch Period
173
The Dutch Government of Ceylon
177

Walagam Ba
38
The Cholians
42
The Last of the Mahavansa Kings
46
The Gupta Period in India
50
Progress in Arts and Literature
53
Two Famous Visitors
57
Sigiriya
58
Growth of Tamil Influence
65
The Rise of Polonnaruva
70
Civil Strife among the Sinhalese
77
Ancient Trade of Ceylon
80
Vijaya Bahu I
85
A Time of Disorder
90
Parakramas Early Life
93
How Parakrama became King of Lanka
96
The Reign of Parakrama
99
Another Tamil Invasion
104
Pandita Parakrama Bahu
109
The Last Phase I
111
The Last Phase II
117
The Arrival of the Portuguese
120
The Discovery of Ceylon
124
Conciliation and Economy
181
The Dutch take Kandy
185
The End of Dutch Rule
190
Results of Dutch and Portuguese Rule
194
Early Troubles of British Rule
199
War Against Kandy 1803
209
Xi WI The Ehelapola Tragedy
213
The End of Independence
215
The Rebellion of 18171818
219
XLIX Peace and Progress
223
From A D 1837 to 1850
228
From A D 1850 to 1865
233
From A D 1865 to 1877
238
From A D 1877 to 1931
243
Kings of the Mahavansa
258
Kings of the Lower Dynasty
260
Portuguese Governors
263
Dutch Governors
264
British Governors
265
Index
266
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