The legendary first king and queen of Sri Lanka, who ruled the island for a half-century until about 500 BC. Vijaya, who came to Sri Lanka from India, supposedly married the indigenous Kuveni, with their offspring becoming the Sinhalese people’s forefathers. The Victoria Academy’s Sinhala Drama Society performs a version of this story, symbolizing Sri Lankans’ growing investment in Sinhala ethnic nationalism during the years leading up to the nation’s Civil War.
Vijaya and Kuveni Term Timeline in Funny Boy
The timeline below shows where the term Vijaya and Kuveni appears in Funny Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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