The first people to inhabit Sri
Lanka, called Ceylon until 1972, were tribal people from India called the
Veddahs. Vijaya, a prince from northern India, came, with the other
this Sinhalese civilization, that lasted from 200 B.C. until A.D. 993, was
Anuradhapura, a city in Northern Sri Lanka that housed the major shrines
and irrigation projects that the Sinhale se developed. In the 100’s B.C.
the Tamils from southern India began invading Sri Lanka, and eventually
to the south. From the A.D. 900’s until the 1500’s, Sri Lanka’s history