Salaams All; Note to library.
No study of ethnographic arms and armour can be completed without some reference to the historical mixture of peoples in a country under scrutiny.. This is magnified many times over in a country like Sri Lanka and to that end and to give a balanced picture as to the possibility of the Moors(The Mercantile traders of Sri Lanka) having transmitted certain weapon technology and style I recommend a look at http://sailanmuslim.com/news/wp-con...ankan-moors.pdf
which is an astonishing account of the Sri Lankan Moors.
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.