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Upatissa of Upatissa Nuwara


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 Cast) 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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  • Kings & Rulers of Sri Lanka
  • Codrington's Short History of Ceylon
  • Short History of Sri Lanka
Upatissa of Upatissa Nuwara
Born: ? ? Died: ? ?
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Vijaya
Succeeded by
Panduvasdeva


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