Kingdoms In Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan history dates back to around 35,000 years. Kingdoms in Sri Lanka began from about 6th century BCE. Here’s the first of two guides to help you better understand it. Tambapanni (now Mannar) was the first that belonged to the Kingdom of Rajarata from 543-505 BC during the time of Vijaya. Following the rule of King Vijaya, was the Kingdom of Upatissa Nuwara or “Vijithapura” from 505-377 BC. The Prime Minister of Vijaya was the ruler and following his death arrived his nephew, Panduvasdeva. The remaining successors of this kingdom include Upatissa, Panduvasdeva, Abhaya, Tissa and Pandukabhaya.

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