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Vimaladhammasūriya

1. Vimaladhammasūriya I.– King of Sri Lanka (1592‑1604 A.C.). For his father, etc., see Cv. Trs.ii. 227, n.1. He succeeded Rājasīha I and ruled in Sirivaḍḍhanapura. He built a temple for the Tooth Relic in the capital ¹ and, having sent an embassy to Rakkhaṅga, obtained a chapter of monks under Nandicakka to re establish the Order in Sri Lanka. He built the Ganthamba-vihāra and held there a ceremony of ordination. He was succeeded by his cousin Senaratna, whom he persuaded to leave the Order that he might assume the duties of kingship (Cv.xciv.6 ff).

¹ He seems to have made a special casket for the Relics, which Kittisirirājasīha later overlaid with gold; Cv.c.21; Cv. Trs.ii.276, n.1.

2. Vimaladhammasūriya II.– King of Sri Lanka (Vimaladhammasūriya II, 1687‑1707 A.C.) He was the son of Rājasīha II. He held festivals in honour of the Tooth Relic and the Footprint at Samantakūṭa and, sending an embassy to Rakkhaṅga, obtained thirty-three monks, headed by Santāna Thera, to reorganize the Order in Sri Lanka. He was succeeded by his son, Narindasīha. Cv.xcvii.1 ff.

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