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Velaikkara Inscription, Atadage

Polonnnaruwa, 12th century AD

And so the king orders, ‘let them guard the Scared Tooth Relic,
Those Velaikkara mercenaries from Dravidian country’
Further intaglio in Tamil Grantha script, ‘the monks
From Burma shall unite the three Buddhist sects
And Dalada festival to be held seasonally, from now on’