List of Jaffna monarchs

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King of Jaffna
Former Monarchy
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Jaffna coat of arms
First monarch Kalinga Magha
Last monarch Cankili II
Official residence Nallur
Monarchy began 1215
Monarchy ended 1619

The following is a list of monarchs of the Jaffna kingdom from 1215 with the invasion of Kalinga Magha to the Portuguese conquest of Jaffna Kingdom under Cankili II 1619.

House of Kalinga (India) (1215–1255)[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Kalinga Magha - - 1215 1255 He was prince of Kalinga. Kalinga Magha’s relatives of Ramanathapuram administered the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu.

Tambralinga (1255–1262)[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Chandrabhanu - 1270 1255 1262 Invader

Aryacakravarti dynasty (1262–1450)[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Kulasekara Cinkaiariyan - 1284 1262 1284 Son of Cekaracacekaran I
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Kulotunga Cinkaiariyan - - 1284 1292 Son of Kulasekara Pararacacekaran I
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Vickrama Cinkaiariyan - - 1292 1302 Son of Kulottunga Cekaracacekaran II
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Varodaya Cinkaiariyan - 1325 1302 1325 Son of Vikkrama Pararacacekaran II
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Martanda Cinkaiariyan - 1348 1325 1348 Son of Varotaya Cekaracacekaran III
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Gunabhooshana Cinkaiariyan - - 1347 1371 Son of Marttanta Pararacacekaran III
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Virodaya Cinkaiariyan - - 1371 1380 Son of Kunapusana Cekaracacekaran IV
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Jeyaveera Cinkaiariyan - 1410 1380 1410 Son of Virotaya Pararacacekaran IV
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Gunaveera Cinkaiariyan - - 1410 1440 Son of Jeyavira Cekaracacekaran V
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Kanakasooriya Cinkaiariyan - 1478 1440 1450 Son of Kunavira Pararacacekaran V

House of Siri Sanga Bo (1450–1467)[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Flag of Kotte.jpg Bhuvanekabahu VI
(aka Sapumal Kumaraya)
- 1480 1450 1467

Aryacakravarti dynasty (restored) (1467–1619)[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Kanakasooriya Cinkaiariyan
(restored)
- 1478 1467 1478
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Singai Pararasasegaram - 1519 1478 1519 Son of Cekaracacekaran V
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Cankili I - 1565 1519 1561 Son of Singai Pararacacekaran VI
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Puviraja Pandaram - 1591 1561 1565 Son of Cekaracacekaran VI
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Kasi Nayinar Pararacacekaran - 1570 1565 1570
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Periyapillai - 1582 1565 1582
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Puviraja Pandaram
(restored)
- 1591 1582 1591
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Ethirimana Cinkam - 1617 1591 1617 Son of Pararacacekaran VII
Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom.svg Cankili II - 1619 1617 1619 Nephew of Pararacacekaran VIII
Grandson of Pararacacekaran VII
Son/grandson of Cekaracacekaran VIII

Portuguese Empire (1619-1624)[edit]

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Flag Portugal (1640).svg Don Constantine - - 1619 1624

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