Talk:Sinhalese people

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Ethnic groups (Rated C-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Ethnic groups, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles relating to ethnic groups, nationalities, and other cultural identities on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Sri Lanka (Rated C-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Sri Lanka, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Sri Lanka on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
Checklist icon
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

"sinhala people" in sinhala[edit]

i just re-added the "sinhala people" bit below the infobox title in sinhala. this is the second time im doing this since 11th december '12, when it was reverted without explanation by User:MediaJet. Stop changing stuff willy-nilly. most other pages for ethnic groups have the name of said group in their native/local language/s (see Sri Lankan Tamil people, where all three languages of Sri Lanka is used in the infobox title).

Also, if there's a tamil of lankan origin willing to input the "sinhala people" bit in tamil in the infobox title, we'd all be grateful.

Again, STOP changing things that are actually useful.

-Walkalia (talk) 03:30, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Sinhala text is already there in the beginning of the article,Unnecessary to add it again on the info box,This is En Wiki not Si Wiki,therefore its not needed at all. :)
Cheers MediaJet talk 16:26, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Holidays[edit]

Hey,

I don't think it makes sense to have a "Major Holidays" section that includes Hindu, Muslim and Christian holidays which mostly do not have anything to do with traditional Sinhala culture, but are applicable to modern Sri Lanka and its multi-ethnic population as a whole.

Cheers and Ayubovan, Krankman (talk) 23:44, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree. These are the holidays celebrated in Sri Lanka by many different ethnic groups. Not just the Sinhalese. No other Sri Lankan ethnic group page has a major holiday section. I don't see why it is necessary here.Wikinpg (talk) 17:45, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Holidays, prehistory and empty sections[edit]

I deleted the following pre-history entry:

Legendary accounts recorded in the Indian epic saga, the Sanskritic Ramayana, discuss mythic tales of deities battling over the fate of the ancient island of Lanka (presumably modern Sri Lanka), including that of the legendary King Raavana. The name of the island and its various peoples are often traced to the people and places named in the saga, or their supposed analogues.

This entry doesn't describe the pre-history of the sinhalese people. It just talks about the Ramayana. This isn't an article on Sri Lankan mythology. In fact the Sinhalese identity didn't even existed during the iron and bronze age. So there can't be a prehistory section on the Sinhalese.

I removed the holidays section. Out of the 19 wikipedia articles on specific ethnic groups in India. Only one mentions holidays. And that page just gives a list of Hindu celebrations. This is an article about the sinhalese people. There is no such thing as a sinhalese specific holiday. A Sinhalese person can be muslim, christian, buddhist etc. Sri lankan holidays are not the same as sinhalese holidays, as people of all different ethnicities can celebrate them. Buddhist holidays are not Sinhalese holidays, as not all Sinhalese are buddhist.

I deleted the empty sections. They have been empty for more than a year. The architecture, Medieval history, Sport section etc. have all definitely been empty for more than a year. As I've checked. There's no point adding titles if no one is going to contribute to them. Wikinpg (talk) 22:44, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Citations are needed for this article[edit]

Sections without citations:

  • Origin of name
  • Diaspora

Sections without sufficient citations:

  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • Culture
  • Literature
  • Dress

There are also claims in every sections which require citations. Wikinpg (talk) 13:35, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Overseas Population Figure[edit]

The overseas population figure here is way too high and I think these figures are added mistakenly as they represent the Sri Lankan population of a certain country not Sinhalese. Majority of overseas Sri Lankans are Tamil not Sinhalese. For example according to this [1] Sinhalese speaking population is 29055 but the Sri Lankan born population is 62255 2.102.3.141 (talk) 02:56, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

References

Split summary[edit]

Seyler[edit]

We have the genetics of all the preachers of the world i.e. SeyTha. Ra sign being Shah and Ma sign being Thai. Aryans and ABa(Sey, Shah) being our for-fathers. Our parent country was known as MaHa SeyMa (Maha Rashtra). Our country was known as Maha SeyLer.

Hingalayas constituted of The Malachi (Hambayas or Malaysians of Hambaya Thota) and Neanderthal Portuguese and mixed Vadigars, Neanderthal Dutch mixed Radalers, Various African Neanderthal mixed people from India and pure Neanderthal Nadas from India. They are the Human race of this country who gave in everything to the British SeyValers and took over power.

We belong to the Ma race and constitute only 25% of the populace. We have been meticulously thrown out of the government, legal system, armed forces, Police force and recently from all government offices. We were never given job opportunities in the private sector controlled by the Hingalayas. The only heads of state to oppose this was Mr. S.W.R.D. Bandaranayaka and Mr. D.B. Wijetunga.

We are the most down-trodden community in the world as was the Incas (AinShas) of Americas and Aborigines of Australia, who also share the same genetics with us.

Everything belonging to us have been robbed including Sri Dalada.

All recent historical documents about us are written by Hingalayas and are complete falsehood. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kinchi Gune (talkcontribs) 13:33, 20 May 2015 (UTC)