Suratissa of Anuradhapura

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King of Anuradhapura
Reign247 BC – 237 BC
SuccessorSena and Guttika
Died237 BC
ReligionTheravāda Buddhism

Suratissa was an early monarch of Sri Lanka of the Kingdom of Anuradhapura, based at the ancient capital of Anuradhapura from 247 BC to 237 BC. He was the younger son of Pandukabhaya and the brother of Mutasiva. Suratissa was defeated and killed in battle by two South Indian Tamil invaders Sena and Guttika and usurped the Sinhalese throne and became joint rules of Anuradhapura, which was the first historically reported account of Tamil rule in Sri Lanka. Sinhala rule was re-established in 215 BC.

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Suratissa of Anuradhapura
Born: ? ? Died: ? 237 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Anuradhapura
247 BC–237 BC
Succeeded by
Sena and Guttika