Kingdom of Kotte

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Kingdom of Kotte
කෝට්ටේ රාජධානිය
Sri Lanka
1412–1597
Flag of Kotte
Flag
Kingdom of Kotte (1505)
Kingdom of Kotte (1505)
The Kingdom of Kotte in 1467 AD at its greatest extent, the time of Parakramabahu VI's death
The Kingdom of Kotte in 1467 AD at its greatest extent, the time of Parakramabahu VI's death
CapitalSri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Common languagesSinhalese, Tamil
Religion
Theravada Buddhism
GovernmentMonarchy
Kingdom of Kotte 
• 1412–1467
Parakramabahu VI of Kotte
• 1472-1480
Bhuvanaikabahu VI of Kotte
• 1484-1518
Parakramabahu VIII of Kotte
• 1551–1597
Dharmapala of Kotte (Last)
History 
• Unification of all Sri Lanka
1412
• Disestablished
1597
Succeeded by
Portuguese Ceylon
Kingdom of Sitawaka

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Map of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (1557 -1565)

The Kingdom of Kotte (Sinhala: කෝට්ටේ රාජධානිය Kottay Rajadhaniya), centered on Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte , was a kingdom that flourished in Sri Lanka during the 15th century.

History[change | change source]

Parakramabahu VI first became the king of Raigama in 1412, then in 1415 he made Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte his capital. The King upgraded the existing citadel and built a new royal palace. Parakramabahu VI waited until ties between the Vijayanagara Empire and Jaffna Kingdom were severed. First he captured the Vanni and made its leaders loyal to him. Sapumal Kumaraya was the commander of the Kotte army at the time. Tamil served as one of the court languages of the Kotte kingdom at this time.[1]

























References[change | change source]

  1. Aiyangar, S. Krishnaswami; de Silva, Simon; M. Senaveratna, John (1921). "The Overlordship of Ceylon in the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries". The Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. 28 (74): 127. JSTOR 43483739.