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Dispersal of Settlements
Irrigation and Water Management
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According activity administrative agricultural ancient animals Anuradhapura areas authority belonged Buddhist called canal capital cattle centres century A.D. certain Ceylon chief Chola civilization coins Colombo commodities communities connected constructed crop cultivation datable developed District donated Dry Zone early economic Elara elephants established evidence extent fact fields fish foreign Gampola grain grant held important indicates individuals inscription instances irrigation island Jaffna king king's kingdom known Kotte land later least London means mentioned merchants monastery monks named ninth officers ownership paddy pamunu Parakramabahu perhaps period Persians plots political Polonnaruwa population port production Rajarata records refers region reign reservoirs rice river road royal rule rulers settlements share Sinhala South Indian Sri Lanka suggests supply Tamil tenth century tenure term texts third thirteenth century towns trade various village