Monday, June 16, 2014

What Paranavitana said to McGilvray; “Do your homework son”

Published in my column in The Nation on Sunday, 04 August 2013 and in Colombo Telegraph on the same date.

By Darshanie Ratnawalli

“There are Brahmi inscriptions at Jailani dating to the second century BC, but they appear to assert territorial claims by local political chieftains. According to Aboosally (2002: 62-3) there is no evidence that the site was ever dedicated to the Buddhist Sangha.”
- Dennis McGilvray, ‘Jailani: A Sufi Shrine in Sri Lanka

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