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87), and in some places in the hands of armed men who were represented springing out of the open mouths of nondescript monsters called Makaras, are all straight edged, some what short pointed weapons, apparently with cross-hilts or guards.The men who hold them in the latter examples carry a small circular buckler in their left hands.
It runs:- ‘(A)ba dagaya ran(e) bidi Karatiradataha tube‘ The Abhaya relic-house having been broken during war was (re-)established bv Karatiradatta.
The above quoted notices comprise practically all that is to be learnt in the histories regarding the weapons of the ancient Sinhalese Among the insignia carried by the deities of the Dewalas, the temples devoted to some Indian gods, and the godlings (Devata), demons, and deified chiefs of the Sinhalese an additional list of the ancient weapons can be compiled, and in them doubtless the traditional forms of some of them have been preserved.
They include the Sword both straight and curved, the trident, the Billhook, the Kris , the Iron Club, and a weapon called Itiya a variety of Assegai .
Another cave ‘shelter under the same rock is inscribed in pre-Christian letters ‘ Bata Puta Devaha lene sagasa‘ The cave of Deva,son(of)Bhatiya; to the community’ There are also latter inscriptions at this place recording work done at the wihera and grants made to it.
One that was left by a person called ‘Bujaka Utaya‘ ‘ the landed proprietor Uttiya,, is in letters of the second or third century AD.
Another is by ‘Meka—Aba’, in letters resembling those used by Jettha-Tissa, son-of Maha-Sen ; it may thus belong to Megha- vanna-Abhaya II (304-322AD).
It is clear that extensive improvements were carried out at that time; the inscription ends ‘ Laka kahavana di (Aba) maha patima karawaya savasa tanata lit(i)‘ Having given 100,000 Kahapanas he caused the great statue (of Buddha) at Abaya cave to be made. As the porch which the panels were carved is an evident addition to the original cave temple at which it was erected (the Waraka, not of the Abaya cave); the work at it may belong to the same period as this inscription.A straight sword without across Hilt or guard is represented in the Dambulla Cave temple ; the painting was executed in the middle of the seventeenth century and is supposed by the monks in charge of the temple to reproduce the former work done in the time of Nissanka-Malla (1198-1297 AD).Below an inscription of the ninth or tenth century, cut on the face of a pillar at Wilgama wihara near Bibile in the Uva province, a sword of a somewhat different type is carved it ( Fig 162); it has a cross-hilt which ends in a curl on one side, and is a very long narrow straight weapon, twice as wide towards the point as it is near the hilt.C., and we are told that this king carried a bow when hunting Sambar deer (Mah., I, p. In the second century BC., Phussadeva, one of the champions or generals of Duttha-Gamini, is described as being an extraordinarily expert archer, who shot , by a flash of lightning, or through a horse-hair, or a cart filled with sand, as well as through hides a hundred-fold thick ; through an Asoka plank eight inches, an Udumbara plank sixteen inches thick, as well as a plate of iron, too, and a plate of brass four inches thick , on land his arrow would fly the distance of eight usabhas and through water one usabha, (Mah. When the house occupied by the Prince was surrounded by the enemy at night, he is said to have wrapped himself in his blanket, and to have fought with his sword (Mah., II, p. Also when he escaped from Polonaruwa at night he carried a shield and a sword with which he killed a bear that attacked him in the path (Mah., II, 143).He armed some of his men with swords, lances, darts, and other weapons of war, and we learn that one party of them also had clubs (Mah., II,p. In these wars we read for the first time of chariots used in battle in Ceylon ; and the leader of the enemy’s troops went to battle in one instead of riding on an elephant according to the custom of earlier times (p. The men wore armour that could not be pierced through’ Questions of King Milinda, p.165) .’Showers of arrows’ are mentioned; and stones without number hurled from engines flew about on every side (p. In one fight ‘burning javelins bound with chains’ are referred to.