of an agrarian economy thrives
One of Vijaya's ministers named Anuradha established a village
along the present Malwatu Oya (then called 'Kolom Oya') and it
was this village, which later became Anuradhapura, the city of
Anuradha, capital of the first ever Sinhalese kingdom.
Interview by Smriti Daniel
In this Funday Times interview we speak with the 12 year old author
of "City Lights" Udani Sheshadri Kottearchchi. Sheshadri
(as she prefers to be known) writes both prose and poetry and
has won many awards for creative writing. She is also an accomplished
artist and actress.
Dhatusena's final decision
1. It is no wonder that King Dhatusena was so sad to suffer the
fate of a prisoner, all of a sudden after saving the country from
foreign enemies. He began to think that however much good you
do and accumulate merit, if an evil deed has to bear fruit, one
cannot escape it.
They gather in the gloomy courtyard, each carrying some small
weapon. In one corner a drummer bangs out a marching beat and
the group of men slowly begin to fall into place.