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There is adequate

evidence to prove
the proposition of
Mr. Arisen Ahubudu,
that Sinhalese has a
linage to Sun
Nihal Suresena
Back Tracking with Arisen
Ahubudu and Uru varige vanilla
Sinhala “Hela” Legendary
Backtracking with
Arisen Ahubudu, and Uru Varige Vannila Attho
Nihal Surasena
Table of contents
Mr.Arisen Ahubdhu in his book titled “Story of the Land of Sinhalese” claims that ancient Sinhalese
were a clan of humans, whom originated from Sun with a traceable history up to 11,000 B.C
Mahawansa Deepavansa and Buddhist literature provide evidence to support Sinhala linage to a
lion in ancient India traceable to 600-560 BC. 1
Mr. Ahubdhu’s proposition is a challenge in disguise to the 2600 old historical understanding of
the origin and linage of Sinhala nation therefore need close examination, in spheres of
archaeological, historic, religious and scientific 2
Recent archaeological excavation by experts in the field have proven the existence of human in
Ceylon as far back as 32000 B. P 3
Excavation at Beli lena and Bol thumbe sites provide evidence of Sun veneration in Ceylon
Surname of the present Veddha tribe provide evidence of linage to King Manu 5
Finding of Particle science proves matter universe is created as result of Photon mediation,
Photon is the scientific name used for particles of light (sun) 6
In the book of “On the ancient coins and Measurement of Ceylon” authored by Prof Rhys David’s,
and published in 1877, mentions a linear measurement system found in Ceylon. The smallest
measurement unit is smaller than Bohr model radii 7
Buddhist sutra provides evidence in support of sun veneration is accepted practice of Bodhisattva,
and Ramayana provides evidence that King Ra-wana is a Buddhist 8
Sutta Pitaka provides evidence Yaksha affinity to Buddhism 9
Contradictory statements in Buddhist literature and Mahavansa 10
Conclusion 11
In the book titled “Story of the Land of Sinhalese” authored by Mr. Arisen
Ahubudu, translated to English by Mr. NuwanSiri Jayakuru, the author claims that
Ancient Sinhalese were a clan of humans, whom originated from Sun. He mentions
the first king of Hela or Sinhalese, as Manu Raja, who lived in 11,000 BC. Manu raja
is a term used for the sun. Throughout his book Mr. Ahubudu provides numerous
evidence to support his claim that Sinhalese originated from the Sun God.
He claims the ancient Sun worship culture originated in Sri Lanka and subsequently
spread throughout other parts of the world. He cites Sun worship festival, (which
is called the Sinhala Tamil New year presently), celebrated by ancient Sinhalese to
venerate the Sun God and numerous other evidences in support of his claim mainly
of cultural aspects and meanings derived from certain words in use.
1.Historical Narrative
Contrary to the suggestion of Mr. Arisen Ahubudu, the most accepted historical
information in this country, claims that early inhabitants of this land are a group of
uncivilized, and uncultured, pagans called ‘Yakksha’. After the arrival prince Wijaya
from India these original inhabitants were chased out to the interior jungles, and
new a generation of inhabitants took over the land. The author of Mahawansa has
traced back the origin of prince Wijaya to a lion from paternal side and to a human
on the maternal side, both from Wanga, present day Bengal. This new generation
of inhabitants was identified as Sinha-le, which means blood of lion and later
shortened to Sinhala. They are characterized as fearless, brave, and commanding as
the lion in the jungle. Deepawansa version of arrival of Wijeya is similar to
Mahawansa version. Walahaka Jathakaya of Jathaka stories has a different version,
and as per this version the prince who came to Sri Lanka is named Sinhala and his
father is Sinha - a lion. This proposition had been accepted for the last 2600, years
without being contested. Mr. Ahubudu’ s proposal offers a challenge in disguise to
this long established historical proposition.
2.Spectrum of Research

This article examines the validity of the claim of Mr. Arisen Ahubudu that Hela or
Sive Hela or Sinhalese originated from Sun. In this examination I wish to consider
historical data as well as present-day understanding of science, to examine this
proposition. There are four aspects to be examined in Mr. Arisen Ahubudu’
proposition: 1. Is there any evidence to support proposition that, there was a
civilization in Lanka Deepa 11,000 years ago? 2 . Is there evidence to support that
this civilization venerated Sun God? 3. Is there any evidence in present time to
support Mr. Ahubudu Proposition that Sihala has a lineage to a king called Manu? 4.
Is the proposition of Sinhala nation originated from Sun, can be proven scientifically?
3.Archilogical Perspective
Archeological excavation in Balangoda, by Dr. P. E. P. A. R Deraniyagala, Dr. Siran
U. Deraniyagala and Dr. Premathilake Rathnasiri, has positively proven traceability
of the existence of Homo sapiens back to 38,000 BP (Before Present). These
excavation have proved the traceability of anatomically modern human skeleton
back to 30,000 B.P, which is also the earliest reliably dated record of anatomically
modern humans in South Asia. Apart from Balangoda man, Beli lena cave has
evidence to support the existence of Homo sapiens skeleton of anatomically
modern Human traceable to 32,000 B.P.
Following is an excerpt from an article published by Dr S.U Deraniyaga “From about
37,000 BP onwards the prehistoric record is very much more complete. The
information stems from a series of cave excavations in the lowland Wet Zone: Fa
Hien-lena near Bulathsinhala (37,000-5,400 BP), Batadomba-lena near Kuruwita
(31,000-11,500 BP), Beli-lena at Kitulgala (over 30,000-3,500 BP), Alu-lena at
Attanagoda near Kegalle (10,500 BP). These data are supplemented by those from
the open-air site of Bellan-bandi Palassa near Embilipitiya (6,500 TL BP). The dating
is based primarily on radiocarbon assays on charcoal, checked independently against
thermoluminescence dating in the case of Beli-lena. There are over 50 such dates
from various contexts at these sites and the chronological framework may be
pronounced secure” (HTML@ WWW Virtual Library - Sri Lanka ). Archaeological
excavation at Balangoda provide evidence of Metrical and morphometric features
of skeletal fragments extracted from cave sites that were occupied during different
periods that indicate a rare biological affinity over a time frame of roughly 16,000
years, and the likelihood of a biological continuum to the present-day Vedda
indigenous people.
Prof Raj Somadewa senior lecturer of faculty of Archaeology of University of
Kelaniya, had observed that Buddhism could have existed in Ceylon much before
the advent of Mahinda Thera. He had made these observations on the findings of
archaeological excavation at Budugala kirimalgolla caves in Kaltota. (You may refer
to the paper titled “Giri Dîpa : Probably One of the Earliest Buddhist Religious
Landscapes in Sri Lanka” by Professor Somadewa for further information and
evidence). Therefore, Mr. Arisen Ahubudu Proposition of existence of human in
this land since 11000 BC is adequately Justified.
4. Evidence of Sun Veneration
Sun worship was not akin to Sinhalese, many cultures in the ancient world
worshiped Sun god, in many different names. Sun God worship cultures can be
traced to North America, Greece, Egypt, Iran and to India as well. Approximately
thirty-eight ancient sun god worship cultures can be traced. Two marked
differences can be found in these venerations. One type venerates the celestial
object sun and the other venerates the god of the Sun or the creator God of the
celestial object. Veneration of God of the Sun came into prominence during the
new kingdom period of ancient Egypt from 1550 BC to 1077 BC. During this period
veneration of RA, was prominent. Later Ra emerged with many other deities and
of them one is ‘Amun’. Arisen Ahubudu, mentions a king by the name of ‘RA- wana’
during the period of 2480 BC, much before the Egyptian deity RA. Archeological
excavation at Bata Domba lena has given adequate evidence to support a habitat in
that area traceable to 8000 BC. Within few kilometers from Batadombe lena is the
ancient Bol tumbe Dewalaya of God Sumana Saman. The dewalaya had been so
constructed that its main door opens to Adams peak. Sinhala name for Adams peak
is Samantha kuta, which means abode of the sun. Meaning of word Sumana Saman
is rising Sun.
‘William keen’ in his book ‘Adams Peak (1870)’ write “The veneration with which
this majestic mountain has been regarded for ages, took rise in all probability
amongst aborigines of Ceylon, whom sublimities of nature wakening the instinct to
do homage to this mountain and the sun”. There should have been an extravagant
reason for the aborigines to select this particular mountain out of all the mountains
in the country for veneration. From the above it is further clear that SAMANALA
Hela was venerated in respect of Sun God.
5. Hela lineage to Manu Raja?
Present day Veddha people living in Mahiyangana district are proud of their surname
‘URU warige Wanniyala Attho’. Sons of 14th Manu is the meaning of the ‘URU’
according to Sanskrit dictionary. Meaning of the Veddha surname can be translated
as decedents of son of fourteenth Manu dwelling in Vanni. Vanni is an administrative
district of ancient Lanka Deepa, it encompassed present, Jaffna, Mannar, Muthur
and Kilinochchi districts, where Prince Wijaya landed. I presume that there is
adequate evidence to support the proposition of Mr. Ahubudu that Sinhala has a
link to Suriya, the light.
The following excerpt from the preface of the book titled History of Ceylon
authored by PHILALETHES, A. M. Oxon published in 1817 offers evidence to Mr.
Ahubudu proposition - “The antient fables of the Singalese represent their country
as having been first governed by a descendant of the sun”.
6.Scientific Perspective
Let me start with particle physics straight off. Particle physics is the branch of
science that examine, test and research to understand the origination of the
universe. Western scientists introduced Particle Physics idea when they found that
Dolton’s Atomic theory is inadequate to understand the mediation of sub atomic
particles, which are creating the Nucleus of the Atom. Accordingly, in 1964 an
American Scientist Glen Mann Proposed the theory of Quarks.
Glen Mann developed a theory to explain the organization of particles at this level
and termed it as Eight-Fold way as an allusion to the Noble Eightfold Path of
This proposition was examined, tested and researched for many years before
scientists agreed on the Standard Particle model. Standard Particle model is a
structure proposed and agreed towards the end of the last decade by the scientist
as everything in this universe. As per this model Nucleus of the Atom is an
aggregation of Zillions and Zillions of Quarks. Quarks are bound together by a force
called Gluon, and they are mediated by a force carrier particle termed Photon. In
addition, forces between the Nucleus and Electrons in the Atom are also mediated
through the force carrier particle Photon. From the above, it will be understood
that, at the beginning of the matter universe, or at Atomic Level, the force carrier
particle, Photon plays a key role as the mediator. Photon is the scientific name used
to identify Light waves.
We, on the earth receive light waves from the Sun. Light waves are emitted from
this celestial object because of nuclear fusion taking place in its core. The celestial
object diffusing light in this solar system is identified as ‘Suriya’. In Vedic ‘Suriya’
means light or heaven. The scientific term Photon is derived from early 20th century
Greek pho-phot, which means light. Therefore, Suriya means light, but not the
celestial object. Therefore, Mr. Ahubudu’ s proposition that Sinhala race has
lineage to sun or light or Photons as it is called today is an acceptable proposition.
7.Scientific Knowledge of Ancient Sinhalese
Ancient Sinhalese calling them as Suriya Wanshica (traceability to sun) sends
message across that, our ancestors were aware of the mediation of material
universe at the level of present particle science.
Not only Sinhalese are results of mediation of Photon, but the entire universe is a
result of Photon mediation. Then why Sinhalese referred them as Sons of Sun God,
photon or light? It is just to differentiate high-end scientific community from the
rest, who advanced many other theories of origination of universe, and of humanity.
In the book of “On the ancient coins and Measurement of Ceylon” authored by
Prof Rhys Davids, and published in 1877, mentions a linear measurement system
found in Ceylon. This measurement system is called as Moggllana scheme. As per
this scheme smallest linear measurement is Paramanu, which is 576108288 parts of
an Angul. Angula is the length of a finger joint, which is approximately one inch or
25 mm in metric units. Therefore, the smallest linear measurement of length known
to Hela nation equal to 4.339461958929499e-11 Meters. Radius of Hydrogen
atom is 1.2*10^-10 which is larger than smallest Hela linear measurement. The
Bohr model radii of Hydrogen atom at lowest energy level is considered as 5.2*
10^-11. Which is .0000000000087 Meters, larger than smallest linear measurement
known to Hela Nation. Bohr model was predicted in 1931, date of origination of
Moggallana scheme is not known, but Prof Rhys Davids attest such knowledge was
known to Hela nation at least 800 years before Europeans.
Current knowledge on Particle science is around fifty years. Wijaya invaded this
country 2500 years ago. Mr. Ahubudu had claimed that, Sinhala race was familiar
with photon mediation or creation by Suriya, as far back in 11000 BC, from the
time of King Manu known as Manu Raja.

8. Religious Perspective
According to folklore, body of King RA - wana meaning ‘Comparable to Sun’ had
been placed at Bol Tumbe Deawala site. Page 666 of SRI TULASIDASA’S (the
author of original Ramayanaya) book ‘Sri Ramacaritamanasa’ state that after fall of
king Ravana and seeing his mutilated body his followers has cried “Varuna, Kuvera,
Indira, the wind none of this ever-had courage to confront you in the field. By the
might of your arm, my husband you conquered the death and the king of the hell”.
Ultimate object of Buddhists is to conquer death, (not the physical death as we
assume now but decay and annihilation of particle matter). Here the followers are
aware King Ravana has conquered the death that is not the aim of any religion than
that of Buddhism. Does this mean King Ravana who venerated Sun God is also a
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha is the 28th Buddha. There had been 27 Buddhas prior
to Gautama Buddha. ‘Nagara Sutta’ in Samyukata Nikaya very clearly states that the
theory of Nibbana (over coming ignorance) to eradicate Jara Marana (decay and
annihilation) is not a new finding by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, but a theory or
knowledge that existed in the universe from unknown times, and that he unearthed
this treasure of knowledge for the benefit of the human kind. This proposition is
further supported by Vipasse, Sike, and Vessabu suttas in Samyukata Nikaya.
Therefore I am of the opinion that, there is adequate evidence to support the
Tulsidasa’s proposition in disguise, that RA wana is a person who conquered death
– the ultimate objective of Buddhists.
“Mora Sutta” in Samyukata Nikaya of Tripitaka offers acceptable evidence of Sun
Worship practice from an unknown period. As per this sutta, Siddhartha Gautama
Buddha, before being enlightened, whilst still being in the states of Bodhi Sattva,
seeker of enlightenment, venerated Sun God twice a day. Second Gatha of this sutta
gives the following meaning “O the knower of all motions, I venerate thee the
controller, the ultimate intellect, the seeker of intelligence, unshackle liberator.
Therefore, I presume there is adequate evidence to support Mr. Ahubudu claim of
Sun worship prior to the known history.
Someone may be inclined to question as to why there is no archeological evidence
of ancient sun worship. As mentioned previously Hela people were venerating the
god of Sun, the light/ photon and they were aware image cannot replicate the true
meaning of light. Light or photon is mass less quantum particle.

9. Suriyawansa and Yaksha Affinity to Buddhism

Suryavamsa is one of the many names given to Buddha in addition to Sakyamuni,
Sakya Sinha, Sakyapungawa, Suddodani, Siddartha, Sarvasthasiddha, Angirasa,
Gothama and Adithyabandu meaning of Adithyabandu is sun bound. The terms
Aditya Bandu and Suriyavamsa that Buddha is venerated in reference to Sun. Mr.
Arisen Ahubudu Proposal that Sinhalese were a suriyavansica clan suggest that
Sinhalese were Buddhist from period much before the Siddartha Gouthama
Buddha? Did the ancient inhabitants decide to call themselves as Sinha to indicate
their kinship to Suriya Sinha, the buddha?
There is a system in Buddhism where living beings are classified according to their
spiritual powers. As per this classification Buddha is the supreme being. Then it
goes down as Prathyeka Buddha, Devas, Brahmas, Gandrvas, Garudas, Nagas,
Yaksha, Kumbanadas, Asuras, Raksha, Preta.
Answering a question posed by Dona Brahmin, Lord Buddha states that he is not a
human, nor a Yaksha, nor a god, nor a Brahma, he is Buddha. This statement is
indicative that the Yaksha are a separate entity. In Yaksha samyuktaya of Samyuktha
Nikaya there are twelve discourses, which lord Buddha had preached to various
Yaksha’s. As per the chulla gosinga sutta of Majjima nikaya a commander of Yaksha
named Deega Parajana had venerated Lord Buddha at Vajji Kingdom.
Yaksha is considered as a broad class of Nature sprits, benevolent or mischievous,
and care takers of Nature and hidden treasure. Yaksha appear in Hindu and Jain
text in addition to Buddhist text. In both Jainism and Hindu Yaksha are considered
as deities. Therefore, Yaksha is a class of spiritual classification as per Buddhism and
not a set of uncultured humans.
10. Contradictions in religious teachings and Mahawansa History
Let me look at the Mahavansa story again before I wind up this examination. The
author of Mahavansa has clearly traced the origin of Sinhabahu to an animal father
and a human mother that took place about 2600 years before. Since then how many
such companies have been found those producing humans from animal embryos?
Or is this an exception in modern history?
Wijaya, was an undisciplined, vandalizer, therefore peasants of the country, wanted
his father to kill him. Instead his father, deported him from the country with his
followers and their families. There is no mention in the Buddhist text, Wijaya being
a devotee of Buddha. If he had been a disciple of Buddha he would not have been a
According to Mahavanse author, Buddha at his stage of Parinibbana had requested
God Sakka to protect Wijaya in Lanka as he is going to protect Buddha teachings
in Lanka. Why is this fact not mentioned in the Parinibbana sutta, which gives a
detailed account of Buddha’s Parinirvana?
On the request of Buddha, God Sakka sends God Vishnu to protect Wijaya in
Lanka. God Vishnu is a Hindu god who is considered as the all known creator of
universe. Are we willing to accept the fact that God Vishnu the protector god of
Hinduism, is bestowed with the responsibility of protecting the teaching of Buddha
which is completely opposite and contrary to teaching of Hinduism?
The Mahawansa authors version is that Vishnu is subordinate of God Sakha,
according to Vishnu Purana God Sakha is a creation of the creator god Vishnu!
As per the first chapter of Mahawansa, Thathagatha has visited Lanka Deepa to
establish his philosophy in this land and has induced fear by various mythical acts
against the Yakksha community. Does this act of Buddha of inducing fear, align with
the compassionate teachings of Buddhism in Karaneeya Metta Sutta and the Dajagga
As per author of Mahawansa Buddha had visited this land twice to settle disputes
arisen between two kings and acted as a peace mediator, but Buddha did not
function as a mediator to settle the two wars waged between king kosala and his
nephew Ajasatthu in his own land.
There is no supporting evidence either in Pali canon or in other Buddhist literature
to support Siddartha Gouthama Buddha visiting Lanka Deepa
The author of Mahawanasa had forgotten that Wijaya and his followers were
deported from the country with their family’s wives and children and goes to record
Wijaya and his followers got down their consorts from Madurai.
According to Mahawansa Wijeya and his clan were from Wanga, present Bengal or
Bangladesh and they got down their consorts from Madura, present Madras.
Therefore, their descendants should be a Hybrid nation of Tamil and Wangas, which
we call as Sinhalese.
Mr. Kanakasabai in his book “Tamils 1800 years Ago proposes that Yakhu were the
ancient Yuh Chi a yellow race emigrated from central Table(Tibet??) Land of Asia”.
In contrary to this Idea, In the Book of “Ancient Jaffna” 1926, by Mudalier C.
Rasanayagam cites an finding of Professor R.Virchow “ No elaborate proof is
needed that neither Sinhalese nor Veddhas at least in the form of their skulls,
present the slightest indication of any relation to Mongols. On the other hand,
among the remnants of the old Dravidians or perhaps pre Vadic tribes of Hindustan
we find even today evidence of analogies of Vedahas. During the pre-epic period
they had establish a powerful Kingdom in Lanka Pura at Ceylon and asserted their
authority in the Deccan and other parts of India. These Yakkhas within few
centuries of Vijaya arrival has absorbed to Nagas and other tribes including Tamils
who came to Ceylon as Migrants or conquerors.
The identity of a nation is an important aspect in society, which instills a sense of
belonging and pride. Retracing our roots is important towards finding one’s true
identity. The historical narratives of Lanka Deepa are replete with many errors and
inconsistencies, which has obscured our true identity.
The Legend of Ramayanaya is no longer considered as non-historical epic in light
unraveling scientific research. There is evidence to suggest that the Ram-Sethu
Bridge is not a natural formation in the sea but a man-made structure. Scientific
research needs to be done towards finding our true ancestry, especially considering
the scientific knowledge, beliefs regarding the universe our ancestors possessed.
I have placed adequate information on historical, scientific, and religious aspects on
our ancestry for your information. It is up to you to decide what version of Sinhala
legendary should be accepted, Mahawanasa version of “Originating from a criminal
deported from another country, with a linage to another criminal who killed his
father who was a jungle beast” or Arisen Ahubudu proposition of “originating from
Sun or photon mediation (set of intellects)”?

Open for discussion