3 ACKNOWLEDGENENS I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Dr.J.G.de Cas aris, Reader inthe History of South an South-east Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, who has su ervised the whole of this work and given me invaluable advice and guidance. I am thankful to Nr.W.J.F.LaBrooy, Reader in History, UniversityofCeylon, for his as i tance in choosinthe subject andin obtaining budy leave from theUniversityofCeylon, which enabled me to undertake this work. I owe a particular debt to Nrs.Indranee Kan iah for her help in re aring the p. My thanks are also due to Mr.H.Somadasa, Librarian, UniversityofCeylon Library, Mr.Lyn de Fonseka, Librari n, National Mu eum Library, do bo and Nr.S.Tha biaii, Librarian, Jaffna College Library, V ddukoddai (Ceylon) as well as the staffs ofthe S. .A. . Library, ritish Museum Library and enate ou e Library for th ir help in connection with this work.
4 COTES Page Abstract . . Acknowledgements . Abbreviations . . . Introduction . . Chapter I The Beginnings ofDravidianSettlements Chapter II Settlementsinthe Period of Ca Occupation . 2 3 5 6 25 8k Chapter III Settlementsinthe Late Eleventh andthe Twelfth Century 133 Chapter IV Settlementsinthe Thirteenth Century I - The Jaffna District • 26 Chapter V Settlementsinthe Thirteenth Century II - Vanni Districts . 306 Chapter TI The Beginnings ofthe Kingdom ofJaffna-I 399 Chapter VII The Beginnings ofthe Kingdom ofJaffna-'II • Lf77 Conclusion • • • • • . • 542 A Select Bibliography • . • • • 549 Map . . • • endpocket.