Un volumen renovado, el [[Culavamsa]] o Choolavansha ("crónica menor"), compilada por monjes budistas cingaleses, engloba desde el [[siglo IV]] hasta la conquista [[Imperio Británico|británica]] de Sri Lanka en []. Ambos trabajos, algunas veces son aludidos conjuntamente como el "Mahavansha".
<!--While not considered a canonical religious text, the Mahavansha is an important Buddhist document of the early history of religion in Sri Lanka, beginning near the time of the founder of Buddhism, [[Siddhartha Gautama]]. As it often refers to the royal [[dynasty|dynasties]] of [[India]], the Mahavansha is also valuable to historians who wish to date and relate contemporary royal dynasties in the [[Indian subcontinent]]. It is very important in dating the [[consecration]] of the [[Maurya]] emperor [[Asoka]], which is related to the [[synchronicity]] with the [[Seleucids]] and [[Alexander the Great]].
A [[German language|German]] translation of Mahavansha was completed by Wilhelm Geiger in []. This was then translated into [[English language|English]] by Mabel Haynes Bode, and the English translation was revised by Geiger. The revised English translation is now available on the [[World wide web]].