History of Sri Lanka/Mahinda V

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Mahinda V was King of Anuradhapura in the 10th and 11th centuries. He was the last king of the Anuradhapura Kingdom, and the last from the House of Lambakanna II.[1] In 993, Anuradhapura was invaded and captured by the Chola, under the command of Rajaraja Chola I. Mahinda V fled to Ruhuna, the southern part of the country.[1] He was later taken prisoner and taken to India, where he died as a prisoner in 1029. The Mahavamsa records that the rule of Mahinda V was weak and he was unable to control Sri Lanka correctly. The country was powerless and his army refused to follow his orders.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "A solid bedrock of research: The Institutios of Ancient Ceylon from Inscriptions". International Centre for Ethnic Studies. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  2. Wijesooriya, S. (2006). A Concise Sinhala Mahavamsa. Participatory Development Forum. pp. 114. ISBN 955-9140-31-0.