Sinhabahu on the flag
The grandfather of the Sinhala race was generously called a lion but could more accurately be called a kidnapper, rapist and thug. He kidnapped a princess, kept her walled into a cave and impregnated her, Josef Fritzl style. When her son got old, however, he rolled back the rock and eventually killed his father. That seems to be what is happening in North Africa. Dictators like Mubarak and Ben Ali kidnapped and walled in a generation of people, but their children grew up, pushed back the rock of fear and tossed them out. It’s an interesting metaphor, the creative destruction of the young.
The downside of the metaphor is the Sinhabahu, our youthful progenitor, married his sister and gave birth to Vijaya, a Malaka Silva type spoiled brat thug who in turn landed in Sri Lanka. His son and daughter then married each other. So, revolutions can go awry with incest and eventually became the establishment themselves. But I digress.