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Timeline of Sri Lankan history

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Title: Timeline of Sri Lankan history  
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Subject: History of Sri Lanka, Early kingdoms period, History of British Ceylon, History of Sri Lanka (1948–present), Mahavamsa
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Timeline of Sri Lankan history

This is a timeline of Sri Lankan history, comprising important & territorial changes and political & economic events in Sri Lanka and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of Sri Lanka.


  • Pre 90th century BC 1
  • 80th century BC 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Pre 90th century BC

Year Date Event
1,750,000 Hindu epic Ramayana[nb 1] record of human inhabitant and a king Ravana.[1]
700,000 BC Human inhabitant in Sri Lanka

80th century BC


  1. ^ Ramayana is considered as myth. Still the debate goes to prove or deny.


  1. ^ Agarwal, M. K. (2013). The Vedic Core of Human History. iUniverse. p. 548.  
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