Jettha Tissa I of Anuradhapura

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Jettha Tissa I
King of Anuradhapura
Reign 267 - 277
Predecessor Gothabhaya
Successor Mahasena
Father Gothabhaya

Jettha Tissa I (267 – 277)[1] was the eldest son of Gothabhaya and brother of Mahasena. The live chronicle of Sri Lanka - Mahavamsa describes Jettha Tissa I as a cruel person and states that he, immediately after his father’s death, had all of his father’s court ministers killed and spiked their bodies around the pyre.[2]


The king added more stories to the Lovamahapaya constructed by King Dutugamunu, turning it into a seven story building.[2] and renovated the stupa in Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya.


  1. ^ "Chronological List of Rulers of Ancient Sri Lanka". Amazing Lanka. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Mahavamsa". The Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

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Jettha Tissa I of Anuradhapura
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Anuradhapura
Succeeded by