History of Sri Lanka/Vimaladharmasuriya I

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Vimaladharmasuriya I, also known as Konappu Bandara, Dom Joan of Austria or Don Jhon Appuhamy, was a king of Sri Lanka. He ruled the country from 1590 to 1604. He was a late 16th-century to early 17th-century King of the Kandyan Kingdom, which was located in the central hills of the island of Sri Lanka. He successfully defeated the Portuguese in two major battles: in 1594, the battle of Danture and in 1602 the Battle of Balana.