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History of Sri Lanka
The pre-historical human inhabitants were the Wanniyala-Aetto, more commonly known as Veddahs. The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-3rd century BC and a great civilization developed at such cities as Anuradhapura (kingdom from c. 200 BC to c. 1000 AD) and Polonnaruwa (c. 1070 to 1200). Tamils came to the island from southern India in significant numbers around the 13th century, and settled particularly in the north, eventually developing a somewhat distinct Tamil culture and polity. Relations between Tamils and Sinhalese were complex – sometimes peaceful and sometimes warlike, including invasions in both directions and substantial intermixing.
After the Polonnaruwa kingdom, the Sinhalese capital moved through several cities over the next few centuries. It had settled in Kotte when coastal regions were occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century. The Portuguese were followed by the Dutch in the 17th century. The entire island was ceded to the British in 1796 and became a crown colony in 1802. As Ceylon it became independent in 1948; in 1972 its name was changed to Sri Lanka and the capital was moved to Kotte. Tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil minority erupted in violence in the mid-1980s. Tens of thousands have died in an ethnic war that continues to fester. After two decades of fighting, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government began a ceasefire in December 2001, and Norway is mediating the peace process.