A SHORT HISTORY OF LANKA

by Humphry William Codrington

CONTENTS
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Codrington's Note on the chronology of Lanka.
List of the
* Sovereigns of Lanka
* Kings of Portugal and Captains Generals of Cilao
* Dutch governors of Zeilan
* British governors of Ceylon
i. The beginnings and the conversion to Buddhism-543 : -161 Goddess Tara
ii. Duttha Gamani to Kassapa of Sigiriya -161 : 0479
iii.The mediaeval kingdom to the Chola conquest 0479 : 1070
iv. The Polonnaruwa kings 1070 : 1215
v. The Dambadeniya and Gampola kings 1215 : 1411
vi. The Kotte dynasty and its Portuguese allies 1412 : 1550
vii.The ascendancy of Sitawaka and of Portugal 1550 : 1635
viii.The decline of the Portuguese power 1635 : 1656
ix. The Dutch occupation 1656 : 1796
x. Transition to British administration 1796 : 1805
xi. The British administration 1805 : 1833
with Maps and Images.
Printed Edition 1926
Macmillan and Co., Limited
St Martin's Street, London
Web Edition 2000
Rhajiv Ratnatunga
Pittsburgh. PA USA

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