Q. Consider the following statements regarding Buddhist texts “dipavamsa & mahavamsa”:
1.They are written prakrit language.
2.Both contain the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Explanation: The Dipavamsa and the Mahavamsa (written in Pali, both contain historical cum mythical account of the Buddha’s life, Buddhist councils, Ashoka, and arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka).

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT