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Foreword by His Excellency J R Jayewardene
A Double Anniversary Why Another Translation?
Tumour Wijesinha and Geiger
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Abhaya according Anuradhapura Arahant Asoka Atthakatha bhikkhunis bhikkhus Bodhi Bodhi-tree Brahman brother Buddha Buddhadatta Buddhadatta and Mendis Buddhist called century cetiya Ceylon Chapter Colombo consecrated Council Damila death Devanampiya-Tissa Dhamma Dipavamsa DPPN Dutthagamani dynasty earth edicts Elara elephant epithet established Extended Mahavamsa Faith foil Gamani Geiger translates gods historical tradition hundred Ibid island JCBRAS Kandula king king's ksatriya Lambakannas later literary literature Lohapasada lord Mahasena Mahavamsa Mahavihara Mahinda Malalasekera meaning mentioned ministers Moggaliputta-Tissa monastery monks Mutasiva Naga Nicholas Pali Chronicles Pandukabhaya Paranavitana Pataliputra pious prince records reference reign relics religious rendering Rhys Davids rock inscription Rohana royal samanera Sangha Sanghamitta scholars Sinhala Sinhalese South India Sri Lanka thera thera Mahinda thousand throne thupa Thuparama Tika explains tion Tissa took Tumour Uttiya Vamsatthappakasini Vasabha verse vihara Vijaya warriors word yakkhas yojana