Buddhism in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

247 BCE:

  • One possible view of Buddhism in spread into Ceylon
  • Asoka, emperor of India, sends Mahinda to Ceylon on a missionary trip, who introduces Buddhism to Ceylon

250-210 BCE:

  • Second possible view of Buddhism is spread into Ceylon
  • Devanampiyatissa leads the conversion of the island

3rd Century CE:

  • A sect of Vaitulyavada makes an enterance into Ceylon