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guest essay and not written by the usual editorial crew or the
There are six billion people on this
earth, their ancestry going back to millions of years to a group of
animals called the primates- the monkeys, EXCEPT just one race of
about 14 million people calling themselves SINHALA OR SINHA-LE, the
lion race of people whose ancestor was a LION !, that is why they
are called Sinhala, from sinha-le meaning lions blood.
Homosapiens sinhaleus are unique as a race of people. They live in
a little tear drop shaped island in the Indian ocean, have lived
there for more than 2500years (or a little bit more). There are no
lions in this island (except in zoos) never have been according to
the learned people calling themselves palaentologists or
archaeologists or the great people who dig the earth to find out
about these things
So how come!!
Where did these people come from and
did DNA analysis at any time show that at least half of their genes
are similar to those of the big cat family!. If you want to learn
more, here is the story---- please read on.
Let us analyse the evidence scientifically, and look at external
characteristics first. Do they appear to be any different from the
rest of mankind, on external appearance
|1. Skin colour: They
are dark (brown skinned), so are people of other races who live
on the tropics are are exposed to the big shining disc in the
sky 365 days a year for a good part of the day. Lions are
lighter skinned even though they live in sunny climes.|
Walking erect: They use two lower limbs to propel
themselves (except for about one and a half years at the start
of life and some times at the end of life if it is prolonged.
(some monkeys do not walk on two limbs). Lions can't.
3. Opposable thumb: Use upper limbs for various other
activities like eating , threatening and pointing same as rest
of mankind and have the opposing thumb in common with the rest
of humankind-which is supposed to be a very advanced
evolutionary feature. Lions can't use a tin opener.
4. Tree climbing: Some of them can climb coconut trees
and various other trees. Other homosapiens are capable of doing
the same. Monkeys are better at it. Lions can as well.
5. Absence of a tail: I do not know any human group
blessed with tails. Higher primates-gorillas, orangutangs and
chimps do not have tails either. Lions have tails.
6. Bananas: Sinhale
people like bananas. All monkeys like bananas. Some other human
groups who live in northern climes like bananas so much they
import them from great distances, and banana boat songs have
become very popular. Therefore partiality for bananas is
conclusively a very significant feature pointing to monkey
ancestry. Lions definitely do not like bananas.
7. Growling: Sinhala people can speak a language called
Sinhala (very original) and only they can speak read and write
that language. They are unique in that sense. Monkeys cannot
speak let alone read and write! Other homosapiens speak other
languages which do not sound similar to Sinhala. Lions don't
8. Reproduction: Sinhala people produce human babies
who look like them, some times ones who vaguely resemble monkey
babies. They never produce lion cubs . Now, if they are a hybrid
race they should some times occasionally produce lion cubs or
some times human babies with tails and claws. But they never do
9. Bravery: Lions are brave and can growl and fight
tigers and other big animals except elephants. Sinhale people
exhibit this characteristic and are actually better than the
lions. But so are other races on earth, they fight wars against
each other to settle imagined or otherwise grivences. Monkeys
are not known for bravery.
10. Male lions have a mane: Although Homosapiens
sinhaleus usually have a thick head of hair and a mustachio-and
a beard, the lion mane is absent for some reason except in the
11. Claws: Although Homosapiens sinhaleus have nails
they are not powerful like the lion's claws. Lions do not have
the opposing thumb which the Homosapiens sinhale have in common
with the rest of the primates.
12. Acting: The fact that
no Homosapiens sinhale was ever able to act as a lion in Born
free, Living free and as the MGM logo shows that the
similarities to the lions are limited. Sinhabahu is the only
opera in which a Sinhala actor has ever acted as a lion and even
then he had to wear a lion mask.
So, having considered all the available evidence it is still
difficult to determine whether Homosapiens sinhale is a lion or a
But I must confess that we have neglected to examine the wealth of
evidence about the human race in a very ancient chronicle , the old
testament of the Bible! It states that Adam and Eve are the parents
of all the human kind on earth. When Adam and Eve were banished from
the Garden of Eden, when they disobeyed God where did they go? Folk
lore says that they came to Adam's Peak in Srilanka. Probably
because it is the next best thing to G of E or may be better than
the Garden of Eden. They lived on this paradise on earth for a very
very long time and because God commanded them to go forth and
multiply they had a lot of children and there have been people on
earth since that time....
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published 15th Sept 2002