Mahinda V of Anuradhapura

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Mahinda V
King of Sri Lanka
Reign 982–1017
Predecessor Sena V
Successor Rajaraja Chola I (Anuradhapura)
Vikramabahu (Ruhuna)
Died 1029
Issue Kassapa
Father Mahinda IV

Mahinda V was King of Anuradhapura in the 11th century. He was the last of the Anuradhapura Kingdom as well as from the House of Lambakanna II.[1] In 993, he fled to Ruhuna, the southern part of the country, when a Chola invasion led by Rajaraja Chola I captured Anuradhapura.[2] He was later taken prisoner and taken to India, where he died as a prisoner in 1029.[1] The Mahavamsa records that the rule of Mahinda V was weak and he was unable to even organize the collecting of taxes. The country was in a state of extreme poverty and his army refused to follow orders due to lack of wages.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "A solid bedrock of research: The Institutios of Ancient Ceylon from Inscriptions". International Centre for Ethnic Studies. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  2. ^ Siriweera, W. I. (2004). History of Sri Lanka. Dayawansa Jayakodi & Company. p. 302. ISBN 955-551-257-4. 
  3. ^ Wijesooriya, S. (2006). A Concise Sinhala Mahavamsa. Participatory Development Forum. p. 114. ISBN 955-9140-31-0. 

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Mahinda V of Anuradhapura
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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sena V
King of Anuradhapura
982–1017
Succeeded by
Rajaraja Chola I
Vikramabahu