The Story of Anuradhapura

The Story of Anuradhapura

by Senani Ponnamperuma

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ISBN-13: 9780987345127
Publisher: Nihal Senani Ponnamperuma
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Senani Ponnamperuma was born in Sri Lanka, educated in the US and now resides in Australia. He has as always had a deep fascination with Sri Lankan history. Having collected a dossier full of interesting facts about Sri Lankan history, he was encouraged by his children to share his knowledge with a wider audience. Senani has now combined his love of literature and history to produce the first easy-to-read books on the history of Sri Lanka. The first, The Story of Sigiriya, was a truly comprehensive account of one of the most fascinating historic sites in the world. The second, The Story of Anuradhapura, is an equally interesting history of the Anuradhapura Kingdom, one of the most prolific civilizations of ancient Asia.

Senani had a successful career in Information Technology. He was the CIO of two large Australian retailers and spent many years as a senior IT Consultant. Senani's website, Trishan's Oz, a website about Australia created in 1997, won numerous prestigious awards and was visited by over 1.6 million people in just four years. It was selected by the National Library of Australia "for the preservation and long-term access of Australian online electronic publications of national significance." Senani is also the creator of a number of websites on Sri Lanka.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - THE STORY 9
INTRODUCTION 11
THE ISLAND OF LANKA 13
THE GREAT CHRONICLES 14
THE STORY OF VIJAYA 16
AGE OF MAJESTY 25
AGE OF ANARCHY 77
AGE OF REVIVAL 89
AGE OF COLLAPSE 109
ABANDONMENT 121
REDISCOVERY 123
PART 2 - THE KINGDOM 125
GOVERNMENT 127
RELIGION 129
ECONOMY 133
SECURITY 137
ARCHITECTURE 138
SOCIETY 139
ART 141
SCULPTURE 143
LITERATURE 145
PART 3 - THE SITE 149
INDEX 206

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