Sinhalese Kingdom

Sinhalese Kingdom

 

the name accepted in historiography for the independent state of the Sinhalese people, which existed in what is now Sri Lanka (Ceylon) from the third century B.C. to 1815. The history of the Sinhalese kingdom is divided into three periods, named after the three cities that successively served as the kingdom’s capital: the Anuradhapura period (third century B.C. to eighth century A.D.), the Polonnaruwa period (eighth to 13th century), and the Kandy period (15th century to 1815). [23–1220–]

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M De Silva in debunking the claims made by a Tamil Kingdom existing in conjunction with a Sinhalese Kingdom since time immemorial.
Kandy was the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which fell to the British in 1815 after defying the Portuguese and Dutch for three centuries.
But Sri Lanka is more than ancient cities - the second city Kandy, a bustling metropolis after the tranquil countryside around our first hotel in Habarana, was the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom.
But Sri Lanka is more than ancient cities - the second city, Kandy, a bustling metropolis after the tranquil countryside around our first hotel in Habarana, was the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom.
The relic is kept in a guarded temple complex in Kandy, a central city that was the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom.