Kulasekara Cinkaiariyan

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Pararacacekaran I
King of Jaffna
Reign 1277–1284
Predecessor Chandrabhanu
Successor Kulatunga Cinkaiariyan (Cekaracacekaran II)
Died 1284 (1285)
Issue Kulatunga Cinkaiariyan (Cekaracacekaran II)
Full name
Kulasekara Cinkaiariyan
House Aryacakravarti dynasty

Kulasekara Cinkaiariyan (died 1284) is considered to be the first of the Aryacakravarti dynasty kings to establish his rule over the Jaffna Kingdom in modern Sri Lanka.

According to a Sinhalese primary source Mahavamsa, a warlord named Aryacakravarti invaded the Sinhalese capital of Yapahuwa on behalf of the Pandyan King, Maaravaramban Kulasekara Pandyan I between the years 1277 to 1283. Most historians agree that it was this Arayacakravarti who stayed behind to create the Arayacakravrati dynasty although his descendants claimed origin from Kulankayan Cinkai Ariyan.[1][2][3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kunarasa,The Jaffna Dynasty, p.66
  2. ^ Gnanaprakasar,A Critical History of Jaffna,p.83
  3. ^ Coddrington,Ceylon Coins and Currency,p.74
  4. ^ Coddrington, Short history of Ceylon, p.91-92

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Preceded by
Chandrabhanu
Jaffna Kingdom
1262–1284
Succeeded by
Kulotunga Cinkaiariyan