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"sinhala people" in sinhala
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)
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.
- 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
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
Sections without citations:
- Origin of name
Sections without sufficient citations:
- Ancient History
- Modern History
Overseas Population Figure
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  Sinhalese speaking population is 29055 but the Sri Lankan born population is 62255 18.104.22.168 (talk) 02:56, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
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