A gifted child has been found in Medirigiriya in Polonnaruwa.
He has a special ability to name all past kings of the country and the period of their reign. Dineth Methmal Bandara, studying in Grade 2 of Divulankadawala Primary School in Medirigiriya is reported to be a brilliant child who amazes his teachers. He is able to recite names of 194 kings from King Wijaya to Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe and their periods of reign. He is reported to be able to tell the most important events that have taken place during the rule of any king.