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myka;=vdj we,a, ,. wUq ieñhka f,i yeisfrk ùäfhdajla iudc udOH l,Uhs

iudc udOH cd,d Tiafia fï Èkj, ixirKh jk iqkaor Èhwe,a,la wi, ;reK hqj<la ksrej;ska wUq ieñhka f,i yeisfrk wdldrh oelafjk rEm fm<la yd ùäfhda mghla ms<sn| fmd,sia uQ,ia:dkfha oeä wjOdkh fhduq ù we;’
fï iïnkaOfhka l< úuiSul§ fcHIaG fmd,sia ks,Odßhl= i|yka lf<a fuu ksrej;a PdhdrEm yd ùäfhda mgh wka;¾cd,hg fhduql< wh ljqrekaoehs fidhd.ekSu i|yd mß.Kl wmrdO fldÜGdifhao wjOdkh fï jkúg;a fhduqù we;s njh’


iudc udOH cd,d w;r ixirKh jk fuu ksrej;a ùäfhda mgh iïnkaOfhka úúO mqoa.,fhda fjk;a hQáhqí uÛska oeä úfrdaOh fï jkúg;a t,a, lrñka isá;s’
fuu ;reK hqj< ksrej;ska wUq ieñhka f,i yeisfrk o¾Yk rE.; lr.;af;a n<kaf.dv fn,syq,aTh m%foaYfha msysá myka;=vdj Èhwe,a, wi,§ nj iudc udOH cd,dj, ixirKh fjñka mj;S’
ta wkqj fuu myka;=vdj Èhwe,a, msysá m%foaYh r;akmqr Èia;%slalhg wh;a nj lshk w;r fï iïnkaOfhka r;akmqr fldÜGdi Ndr fcHIaG fmd,sia wêldß tka’ã’ã’ ùrisxyf.ka l< úuiSul§ Tyq lSfõ ta ms<sn|j Tyqjo oekqj;a lr we;s nj;a uq,skau fuu Èhwe,a, l=ulaoehs fidhd.ekSug úu¾Yk isÿlrk nj;ah’

tfukau fuu ùäfhdamg yd ksrej;a mska;+r ldka;djla i;= iudc udOH fjí wvúhla yryd wka;¾cd,hg fhduqlr we;s neõ Èiafjk njo fmd,sia uQ,ia:dkh i|yka lrhs’
Y%S ,dxlsl ixialD;shg mgyeksj ksrej;ska fuf,i fmdÿ ia:dkhl wUq ) ieñhka f,i yeisfrk fuu ;reK hqj< fidhd Tjqkg tfrysj lghq;= lsÍug iQodkï jqjo m<uqfjka fuu o¾Yk we;=<;a m%foaYh” Èhwe,a, yd Bg fmkS isák hqj< y÷kd.; hq;=j we;ehso tu fcHIaG ks,Odßhd i|yka lrhs’


flfia fj;;a iudc udOH yd hQáhqí ;=<ska we;euqka mjikafka fn,syq,aTh msysá fuu myka;=vdj Èhwe,a, o¾YkSh jQo foaYSh yd úfoaYslhkaf.a is;a i;ka myka lrkakd jQo ia:dkhla njhs’ tfukau Èjhsfka fndfyduhla iajdóka jykafia ks;ru fuu ia:dkhg jevu lrk nj;a tfukau ujqmshka jeäysáhkaf.a ¥orejkaf.a fukau nd, uyÆ whf.a wdl¾IKh Èkd.;a fuu Èhwe,a, fujka wksis l%shdjlg fhdod.;a fudjqkag tfrysj kS;suh l%shdud¾. .kakd nj;a m%foaYjdiSyq fukau iudc cd,d l%shdldÍyqo fmd,sisfhka fukau wod< n,OdÍkaf.kao b,a,Sula lr;s’
fmd,sia udOH m%ldYl fcHIaG fmd,sia wêldß ksyd,a ;,a¥jo fï iïnkaOfhka ish wjOdkh fhduqlr ;sfí’

A quote attributed to the great Sri Lankan King, Parakramabahu (1153–1186) and cited in Sri Lanka’s historic chronical, the Mahawamsa, has been misquoted and as a result, misunderstood for decades. In it, the King decrees that

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myka;=vdfõ Èh we,a,l ,. wfidank f,i yeisreK ;reK hqj, w;awvx.=jg