Dating united kindom
The name Taprobana is attributed to Megasthenes in the 4th century BCE.
Ptolemy's map used the name Taprobane, establishing that in the 1st-2nd century CE the country was known to the West as Taprobane.
The Dutch did not honour the treaties, tricked the king and in their hay day ruled most of the maritime provinces of Sri Lanka.
`Andra- Tamil' (andara demala, Telegu) was a language of Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe's court, and as many as 1/3 of the Adigars (Chiefs) signed in Andra-Tamil.
Rajasinha himself is presented as a cruel `Malabar Ruler' in the treaty.
The 1818 rebellion as well as other uprisings were brutally suppressed by the new British rulers using genocidal measures.
The Kandyans were dispossessed of their land which was rapidly converted to coffee plantations, and subsequently to tea.
The Romans used names like Salendiv (Cerendiv) closely related to the Greek name Salaka.