இலங்கைச் சிங்களவரிலுள்ள சாலியர், தென்னிந்தியாவிலிருந்து இடம் பெயர்ந்த தமிழர்கள் என்பதற்கான ஆதாரம்,
Ahmed Lebbe's ancestors landed in Ceylon in 1016 and the rulers recognising their services to the country gave them the following charter - "Periya Mudaliyar Marikar and his descedants are hereby exempted from punishment of either imprisonment or death and His Majesty being highly pleased with their services to his Government they shall at all times protected them from all troubles and difficulties. They shall be free to follow their own religion and build mosques and seek places of worship on any land they choose. It shall be allowed them to also build ships and trade thereby with other countries". (Sgd.) Bukman (Raja Weera Bukman)
For this special favour:
(1) Periya mudaly Marikar brought from Shaly mongalam in South India: seven men to carry the Royal Palanquin, the names of these men were 1. Waly Arashen 2. Walymuni 3. Waly Arunam 4. Waly Sulman 5. Wally Arashen 6. Para Mutti 7. Wallian.
(2) Periya Mudali Marikar looked after the post of Beruwala, and increased the population by bringing in new colonists from other parts.
Along with these seven men from South India many others, who are useful to the country came. Some were tailors and weavers and others were carpenters and traders. The King having been greatly pleased gave them all facilities to settle down in the land. They are the ancestors of the Salagama or Chaliya community.
Effendi, MSHI, Personages of the Past, MICH Inc., Colombo: 1982, pp 5-6.
இதுபற்றிய விவரங்களை வேறு சில நூல்களிலும் படித்துள்ளேன். நேரம் கிடைத்தால், அவற்றையும் இங்கு குறிப்பிட வேண்டுமென விழைகிறேன்.--பாஹிம் 06:46, 17 அக்டோபர் 2010 (UTC)