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Are the people of Srilanka, Sinhalese, originally from Odisha and West Bengal??

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Asked by QueSera Sera, 28 Mar '13 09:26 pm
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According to the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese are descended from the exiled Prince Vijaya and his party of seven hundred followers who arrived on the island in 543 BCE. Vijaya and his followers were said to have arrived in Sri Lanka after being exiled from the city of Sinhapura in West Bengal, East India. Buddhism is then said to have been introduced to the Sinhalese from India by Mahinda, son of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great, during the 3rd century BCE.This is supported by the fact around 76% of Sinhalese population belong to Buddhism.Sinhala has its own writing system, the Sinhala alphabet, which is a member of the Brahmic family of scripts, and a descendant of the ancient Indian Brahmi scrip. So we can safely say Sinhalese are migrated people from India during 200 BC -100AD mainly to expand the preachings of Buddhism like the going of Bodhi Dharma to China for the same reason.
Answered by Josna, 28 Mar '13 11:42 pm

 
  
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According to some historians, the Sinhalese are mostly of Bengali origin.
Answered by Francisco, 28 Mar '13 09:47 pm

 
  
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This Qn has a significance other than just knowledge seeking!
And I am glad it is asked. It is being propagated that the Tamil speaking people there are OUR PEOPLE and Sinhalese are some aliens.... and we have to interfere in that country's law & order maintenance and "save" our people! Such an attitude is not conducive to a good foreign policy for our country. Srilanka is another country, our neighbor and there is a human rights problem there....and we have to share that problem along with other nations of the world... nothing more... nothing less!
Answered by Shunmugham, 29 Mar '13 07:29 pm

 
  
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Present population of Srilanka is part of Indian generation migrated long long back. Their language is made with the mix of native Ceylone tribals. Srilanka population has both Dravidian and Aryan features. Their culture does not differ much with Indian.
Answered by dinkar shetty, 29 Mar '13 09:07 am

 
  
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No sir
Answered by iqbal seth, 29 Mar '13 07:15 am

 
  
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No idea
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 28 Mar '13 09:46 pm

 
  
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No I don't think so
Answered by sigma, 28 Mar '13 09:35 pm

 
  
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Cant say
Answered by sumukh chincholkar, 28 Mar '13 09:29 pm

 
  
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First time i'am reading it but as per popular belief they are from northern india.
Answered by Quest, 29 Mar '13 02:30 pm

 
  
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No.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 29 Mar '13 12:20 pm

 
  
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