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Another invasion occurred inand the country fell under the control of six rulers from South India. After this, his retinue established villages and colonies throughout the country.

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Padnu were a number of them in Rajarata during Elara’s reign. Representing the Theravada teachings, it remained strictly conventional throughout the Anuradhapura Kingdom. Royal officials were divided into three categories; officials pwndu to the palace, officials of central administration and officials of provincial administration.

The Anuradhapura Kingdom Sinhala: After the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka during the reign of Devanampiya Tissa, it spread throughout the country under his patronage. A close link existed between the ruler and the Sangha Buddhist priesthood since the introduction of Buddhism to the country. Other pandk who are notable for military achievements include Gajabahu Iwho launched an invasion against the invaders, and Sena IIwho sent his armies to assist a Pandyan prince.

The name was also derived from the city’s establishment on the auspicious asterism called Anura. Two different techniques were used in construction; one method involved making an embankment using natural rock formations pandj a valley and the other involved diverting water courses through constructed canals to reservoirs.


During the reign of Kithsirimevan —Sudatta, the sub king of Kalingaand Hemamala brought the Tooth Relic of the Buddha to Sri Lanka because of unrest in their country.

In areas of high rainfall, a perennial watercourse often took the place of the reservoir. As a result, animal husbandry, except for the rearing of buffalo and cattle, was uncommon.

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The water resources of the dry zone were further exploited during the times of Upatissa I and Dhatusena. Good articles Use dmy dates from June Use Indian English from June All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Pages using infobox country or infobox former country with the flag caption or type parameters Former country articles categorised by government type Articles containing Sinhalese-language text Articles containing Tamil-language text CS1 Sinhala-language sources si Sri Lanka articles missing geocoordinate data All articles needing coordinates.

During the final years of the Anuradhapura Kingdom, rebellions sprang up and the authority of the kings gradually declined. The person who was in possession of the Tooth Relic would be the rightful ruler of the country.

Before this, it had several principalities independent of the Anuradhapura Kingdom. The Commander-in-Chief of the army was usually a member of nobility. Several rock inscriptions that record these proclamations have been found in archaeological excavations.

A Concise Sinhala Mahavamsa. Single combat between the opposing kings or commanders, mounted on elephants, often decided the outcome of the battle. Buildings were constructed using timber, bricks and pandk. Large ponds were attached to some monasteries, such as the Kuttam Pokuna twin pond.

The chief judicial officer was known as viniccayamacca and there were several judicial officers under him, known as vinicchayaka. Retrieved 17 September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Because the kingdom was largely based on agriculture, the construction of irrigation works was a major achievement of the Anuradhapura Kingdom, ensuring water supply in the dry zone and helping the country grow mostly self-sufficient.


Due to the extensive production of rice, the country was mostly self-sufficient. The Mahavamsa records that Jetthatissa II — was himself skilled in stone and ivory carving.

The Toluvila statue is similar to this, and dates to panxu later stages of the Anuradhapura Kingdom. The king was the final judge in legal disputes, and all cases against members of the royal family and high dignitaries of the state were judged by him.

The rulers from Vijaya to Subharaja 60—67 are generally considered as the Vijayan dynasty. The Springs of Sinhala Civilization.

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International Centre for Ethnic Studies. The Jetavana stupa, constructed by Mahasen, is the largest in the country. Little evidence exists on the Jetavana fraternity which was established after the Jetavanaramaya was built, later than the other two.

Chola occupation of Anuradhapura. Vasabha constructed 11 tanks and 12 canals, [21] Mahasen constructed 16 tanks and a large canal, [22] and Dhatusena built 18 tanks.

Finger millet was grown as a substitute for rice, particularly in the dry zone of the country. Several kings, most notably Vasabha and Mahasenabuilt large reservoirs and canals, which created a vast and complex irrigation network in the Rajarata area throughout the Anuradhapura period.