Independence day of sri lanka essay in sinhala was composed by a Buddhist bhikku at the Mahavihara temple in Anuradhapura about the sixth century A. 1815 when the entire island surrendered to the British throne. Mabel Haynes Bode, and revised by Geiger.
Buddhist monks of the Anuradhapura Maha Viharaya maintained chronicles of Sri Lankan history starting from the third century BCE. Prince Vijaya from Singha Pura of Kalinga. Sinhala, found in Sri Lanka. Its stories of battles and invasions, court intrigue, great constructions of stupas and water reservoirs, written in elegant verse suitable for memorization, caught the imagination of the Buddhist world of the time.
Unlike many texts written in antiquity, it also discusses various aspects of the lives of ordinary people, how they joined the King’s army or farmed. Parts of it were translated, retold, and absorbed into other languages. Pali chronicles, making Sri Lanka of that period probably the world’s leading center in Pali literature. Sri Lanka, acquired a significance as a document with a political message. The Sinhalese majority often use Manavamsa as a proof of their claim that Sri Lanka is a Buddhist nation from historical time. Sinhala Buddhists, presented itself to the Tamil Nationalists and the Sinhala Nationalists as the hegemonic epic of the Sinhala people.
This view was attacked by G. Ponnambalam, the leader of the Nationalist Tamils in the 1930s. He claimed that most of the Sinhala kings, including Vijaya, Kasyapa, and Parakramabahu, were Tamils. Ponnambalam’s 1939 speech in Nawalapitiya, attacking the claim that Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese, Buddhist nation was seen as an act against the notion of creating a Buddhist only nation.