Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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An officer of Mānābharaṇa. He was captured and put in chains by Parakkamabāhu I. He escaped, however, and the Adhikāri Mañju was sent to seize him. Sūkarabhātu became the commander-in-chief of the rebels and caused great damage to Parakkamabāhu’s forces. It was not until Damilādhikāri and Laṅkāpura Deva concentrated all their attention on him that he could be defeated. He died fighting, near Mahānāgahula. Cv.lxxiv.127 f., 153; lxxv.126 f.