Asela of Anuradhapura

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King of Anuradhapura
Reign215 BC – 205 BC
PredecessorSena and Guttika
Died205 BC
ReligionTheravāda Buddhism

Asela was an early monarch of Sri Lanka of the Kingdom of Anuradhapura, based at the ancient capital of Anuradhapura from 215 BC to 205 BC. Asela was the youngest of the many sons of Mutasiva and brother of previous monarchs Devanampiya Tissa, Uttiya and Mahasiva. Asela fought Sena and Guttika in a battle to re-establish Vijaya rule in 215 BC, but in 205 BC the kingdom of Anuradhapura was again invaded by a Tamil, a Prince of the Chola dynasty named Ellalan killing Asela.

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Asela of Anuradhapura
Born: ? ? Died: ? 205 BC
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Preceded by
Sena and Guttika
King of Anuradhapura
215 BC–205 BC
Succeeded by