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By Kitsiri Malalgoda

Even if the inhabitants of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) embraces many fans of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, Buddhists have lengthy constituted the nice majority. equally, Buddhism is practiced through the Sinhalese, via some distance the biggest ethnic staff within the country.

For greater than 2,000 years the historical past of Sinhalese Buddhism has been recorded by way of priests in a chain of chronicles. those chronicles encouraged a deep feel of old continuity. Mr. Malalgoda has made a close research of the fairly contemporary historical past of Sinhalese Buddhism, within which the classical culture skilled revival and alter based on either inner and exterior pressures.

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