Upatissa of Upatissa Nuwara

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Upatissa
King of Upatissa Nuwara
Reign 505 BC – 504 BC
Predecessor Vijaya
Successor Panduvasdeva
Died Tambapanni
Issue 10 sons and a daughter

Upatissa was purohita to and a Chief government minister under King Vijaya of Sri Lanka. He built a city Upatissa Nuwara named after himself, which became the second Sinhalese kingdom in Sri Lanka.

He became the King of Upatissa Nuwara for a short period of time after the death of Prince Vijaya until the arrival of the heir to the throne, King Panduvasdeva from North India.

Upatissa is a Saaligrama Brahamin (belonging to Salaagama Caste) according to the publication “King Vijaya and his Successors” which is based on A short history of Lanka by Humphry William Codrington.

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Upatissa of Upatissa Nuwara
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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Vijaya
King of Upathissa Nuwara
505 BC – 504 BC
Succeeded by
Panduvasdeva