Govigama
Govi, Govigama is the most influential and the dominant caste in Sri Lanka. The term Govi denotes (paddy) farmer, deriving from the root word 'goyam', meaning paddy plant. From time immemorial the Govigama have been responsible for the cultivation of the lands (along with Bathgama) of the island country in accordance with the traditional Rajakariya system (Sri Lanka’s Tenurial system of land holding). However, 'Govigama' is a Dutch period creation as traditionally there was only 'Govi. Traditionally all land was owned by the king and the rajakriya system meant you were duty bound to work the land. Private land ownership by ordinary folk came about only after European colonization [1]. Sri Lanka has like most other countries traditionally been an agrarian civilization for 2500 years and hence the relationship between cultivator, land-owner and feudal authority is understandable. Cultivation common to most human societies was so important to the sustainability of kingdoms, that the kings even built reservoirs in villages throughout Sri Lanka. The specialist craftsmen/builder caste known as Navandana, soldiers and slaves had played a cruical role in the construction of these ancient dams and Stupas.
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Govi, Govigama is the most influential and the dominant caste in Sri Lanka. The term Govi denotes (paddy) farmer, deriving from the root word 'goyam', meaning ...
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List of Govigama people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A few prominent members of the Govigama community in Sri Lanka[edit]. Nicholas Dias Abeyesinghe Amarasekere - Maha Mudaliar of Dutch Ceylon ...
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Karava of Sri Lanka - Govigama
Govigama - This page is here only because there are many who wish to suppress these historical facts and indeed do so - See promotion of Govi supremacy ...
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Can Perera's be Govigama? - Topix
de alwis: always Govigama often southern aristocracy ... They could be Govigamma, but certainly they are dirty morons as all Sinhalese.
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Govi, Govigama, Goigama, Goygama, Goyigama, Goviyo is the most influential and the dominant Caste in Sri Lanka and certainly comes as the leading cast in ...
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transCurrents: Fonseka arrest and the Govigama-Karawe caste ...
Feb 10, 2010 ... The Govigama reaction was swift. Kandyan Buddhist civil law as later documented in the Niti Nighanduwa, placed the Govigama at the top of ...
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Can benthara vithanage be a govigama name - Wiki Answers
Really "Benthara Vithanage" is a Govigama surname of down-south in Sri Lanka. Mostly they are live in Elpiiya (Benthara-Elpitiya)area.They have a deep history ...
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List of Govigama people. 3 likes · 0 talking about this. A few prominent members of the [[Govigama]] community in Sri LankaNicholas Dias Abeyesinghe ...
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Synonym of Govigama?&tl=: Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia Govigama Govi, Govigama, Goigama, Goygama, Goyigama, Goviyo is the most ...
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GOVIGAMA- Is It The Highest cast in srilanka? - Topix
Goyigama or Govigama are class 4 in caste system. They are rice farmers. In fact wheat farmers in North India. Goyi or Gehu means Wheat in ...
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A few prominent members of the Govigama community in Sri Lanka[edit] ... Bryan 1982 Sudra Domination in Sri Lanka Syracuse University; Pujavaliya; Roberts ...
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Govi, Govigama is the most influential and the dominant caste in Sri Lanka. ..... Bryan 1982 Sudra Domination in Sri Lanka Syracuse University; Pujavaliya ...
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Jun 13, 2010 ... E O De Soysa said, it is only a low country Govigama caste Buddhist who ... Dr. Somaratne a lecturer of the University too has criticized Sajith ...
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THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD? ... Kandyan and Low country and many of the upper Govigama are descend4ed from South Indian aristocracy ...
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From time immemorial the Govigama have been the landlords and have been ..... Bryan 1982 Sudra Domination in Sri Lanka Syracuse University; Pujavaliya ...
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Feb 10, 2010 ... Rajapakse is the scion of an old southern Govigama family while ...... University Event: Removing Barriers to Peace and Reconciliation in Sri ...
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Sep 2, 2012 ... Premiership to a non Govigama person Saturday, 01 September ... by the Federation of University Teachers' Associations (FUTA) has entered ...
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Sinhalese Castes: Govigama, Salagama, Timeline of the Karavas, ...
Sinhalese Castes: Govigama, Salagama, Timeline of the Karavas, ...
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Sri Lankan Caste System: Sinhalese Castes, Sri Lankan Tamil Caste, ...
Sri Lankan Caste System: Sinhalese Castes, Sri Lankan Tamil Caste, ...
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Lonely Planet Sri Lanka
Lonely Planet Sri Lanka
2006
Although Buddhism discourages distinctions based on caste, a caste system operates among Sinhalese. About 50% of Sinhalese belong to the highest caste, the Govigama (descendants of landowners and cultivators). Traditionally Govigama ...
The History of Sri Lanka
The History of Sri Lanka
Patrick Peebles, 2006
The majority castes, the Govigama among the Sinhalese and vel.l.a ̄l.a among the Tamils, are socially and politically dominant. Although no records have been kept, it is believed that each of these castes constitutes more than half of their ...
Monsoon Dream: The Story That Very Few Will Dare to Share
Monsoon Dream: The Story That Very Few Will Dare to Share
Nilani De Silva, 2005
Dated 2005 -Affluent Buddhist/ Govigama (cast) parents, said one ad, seek educated match or businessman in Sri Lanka or abroad for daughter, and age 39 . 5' 4" tall, slim, very attractive senior executive with substantial dowry. Reply with  ...
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GANDHI UNITY-PROGRESS PARTY: Premiership to a non Govigama person
Premiership to a non Govigama person.
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Premiership to a non Govigama person - Sri Lanka: One Island Two Nations
Premiership to a non Govigama person Saturday, 01 September 2012 The President believes that it would be beneficial to give the post of Prime Minister to a person who is not from the Govigama caste, a source from temple Trees said. The source made this comment when inquired if a...
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Caste And Exclusion In Sinhala Buddhism By Punya Perera - The “caste” talk is getting embarrassing. Caste is never spoken about in the open in Sri Lanka but is always present. There is no caste census or reservation. It is never mentioned in newspapers except in the marriage classifieds. But it most certainly determines who we…
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Michael Roberts This essay first appeared in www.transcurrents.com on 24 February 2010 and readers will see blog comments therein. In a recent intervention in the web-site www.transcurrents.com (10 Feb. 2010), Lakruwan de Silva has conjectured that caste rivalry between the Govigama and Karāva contributed in a secondary manner towards the rift between the Rajapakse clan…
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Ceylontease: Casting about Sri Lanka
Castes are perhaps best known because of the powerful influences of the Indian caste structure but they existed in other places such as Sri Lanka. Traditionally it was believed the caste system was a fairly simple structure in Sri Lanka comprising 4 classes; Raja, Bamunu (Brahmin), Velenda and Govi.
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Exposing Sri Lankan War Criminals & Propagandists: On Lankan history and reconciliation - Prof. Nalin Govigama DeSilva
by Prof. Nalin de Silva(April 02, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) There are some who would refer to me as a ‘historian’ when they want to criticise certain views I have expressed on the history of Tamils and Muslims in this country.
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The Concept Of Caste Sociology Essay
The society we live today is complex and all of us have to live with different ideas and attitudes. These diverse ideas and attitudes ...
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