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The Principality of Ruhuna, also referred to as the Kingdom of Ruhuna, is a region of present-day Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka. It was the center of a flourishing civilization and the cultural and economic centers of ancient Sri Lanka. Magama, Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
and Mahanagakula (now called as Ambalantota), were established here.[1][2] Ruhuna was founded around 200 BC by Prince Mahanaga, brother to Devanampiya Tissa
Devanampiya Tissa
of Anuradhapura, after a personal dispute. This region played a vital role in building the nation as well in the establishment of Buddhist culture. The area identified with Ruhuna in ancient times is mainly the Southern Province, a large part of the Uva Province
Uva Province
and small parts of, Sabaragamuwa & Eastern Provinces.

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1 Princes of Ruhuna 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Princes of Ruhuna[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)

Mahanaga - - ? ? Younger brother of Devanampiya Tissa

Yatala Tissa - - ? ? Son of Mahanaga

Gothabhaya - - ? 205 BC Son of Yatala Tissa

Kavan Tissa - - 205 BC 161 BC Son of Gothabhaya

Vikramabahu (aka Kassapa VI before coronation) - - 1029 1041 *Son of Mahinda

Kirthi (Minister) - - 1049 1049 *A nobleman of Ruhuna

Mahalana Kirthi - - 1049 1052 *A Chief

Vikkama Pandya - - 1052 1053 *A Sinhala Prince

Jagathpala - - 1053 1057 *A native of Ayodhya

Pârakkama Pandya - - 1057 1059

Lokeshwara (Minister) - - 1059 ? *An inhabitant of Ruhuna

See also[edit]

Provinces of Sri Lanka History of Sri Lanka University of Ruhuna

References[edit]

^ "South Asia-China Dialogue: Proceedings of the Joint Seminar of South Asian and Chinese Scholars, Beijing, 9-16 June 1980". Marga Institute. Retrieved 15 January 2014.  ^ Ring, Trudy (1996). Asia and Oceania: International Dictionary of Historic Places. New York: Routledge. 

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