"Several more graves were found in the ancient cemetery at Ibbankatuwa in Dambulla that would run as far back as the Pre-Wijeya era, the Central Cultural Fund and the Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology revealed.
What is meant by “Pre-Wijeya?”.
Wijeya is another spelling for Vijaya. This is the name of the leader of the first Sinhalese settlers who arrived on the island in the period of the Buddha. Thus, “Pre-Wijeya” means “Pre-Sinhalese”. The new findings near Dambulla are 1000 years earlier than the Sinhalese immigration.
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