Ancient Sri Lankans were well versed in the art of making of iron implements.
And according to historical facts, after King Kashyapa made Sigiriya, his kingdom,
iron industry advanced in leaps & bounds.
Archeologists have uncovered many facts on iron industry in ancient Sri Lanka & it is
amazing how our forefathers have used technology, which modern scientists thought were new.
The techniques were very advanced for the time. Even the use of natural drought
furnaces have perplexed the modern archeologists as well as scientists.
It is also considered that the iron ore extraction methods were way ahead of their time.
The author of this book, Mr. Gamini Dodamwala presents many important facts of
Sri Lanka’s iron industry. Though there have been many books written on the subject in
English, there are only few books in Sinhala. This book is an attempt to fulfill the gap.