Parakrama Bahu
Parākramabāhu I (Sinhala: මහා පරාක්‍රමබාහු Maha Parākramabāhu (Parākramabāhu the Great); 1123–1186) was king of Sri Lanka from 1153 to 1186. During his reign from his capital Polonnaruwa, he unified the three sub kingdoms of the island, becoming one of the last monarchs in Sri Lankan history to do so. He oversaw the expansion and beautification of his capital, constructed extensive irrigation systems, reorganized the country's army, reformed Buddhist practices, encouraged the arts and undertook military campaigns in southern India and in Myanmar. The adage "not even a little water that comes from the rain must flow into the ocean without being made useful to man" is one of his most famous utterances.
Parākramabāhu spent much of his youth in the courts of his uncles Kitti Sri Megha and Sri Vallabha, the kings of the principalities of Dakkhinadesa and Ruhuna respectively, as well as in the court of the King of Rajarata, Gajabahu II. He succeeded his uncle Kitti as king of Dakkhinadesa around 1140 and over the next decade improved both Dakkhinadesa's infrastructure and military. Following a protracted civil war, he secured power over the entire island around 1153 and remained in this position until his death in 1186. During Parākramabāhu's reign, he launched a punitive campaign against the kings of Myanmar, aided the Pandyas against the Chola Empire in southern India and maintained extensive trade relations with China and countries in the Middle East. Within the island, he consecrated religious monuments, built hospitals, social welfare units, canals and large reservoirs, such as the Sea of Parakrama.

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Parakramabahu I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parākramabāhu I (Sinhala: මහා පරාක්‍රමබාහු Maha Parākramabāhu (Parākramabāhu the Great); 1123–1186) was king of Sri Lanka from 1153 to 1186 .
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Parakramabahu VI of Kotte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parâkramabâhu VI (1410/1412/1415–1467) was a king in the Sri Lankan kingdom of Kotte. He is the last great Sri Lankan king to have united the whole island of ...
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Statue of Parakramabahu I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The statue near the Potgul Vehera in Polonnaruwa, commonly known as the statue of Parakramabahu I, is a stone sculpture dating back to the Polonnaruwa ...
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Parakramabahu VIII of Kotte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parakramabahu VIII (also known as Ambulagala Kumara) was King of Kotte in the fifteenth century, who ruled from 1484 to 1518. He succeeded ...
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Dharma Parakramabahu IX of Kotte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dharma Parakramabahu IX was King of Kotte in the sixteenth century, who ruled from 1508/09 to 1528. He succeeded his father Parakramabahu VIII as king of ...
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Parakrama Bahu Epa of Gampola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parakrama Bahu Epa was King of Gampola who ruled from 1409 to 1412. He succeeded Vira Alakesvara as king and was the last to reign in Gampola.
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Parakramabahu VII of Kotte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parakramabahu VII was King of Kotte in the fifteenth century, who ruled from 1480/1 to 1484. He succeeded his father Bhuvanekabahu VI as king of Kotte and  ...
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Parakramabahu I (king of Sri Lanka) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
Sinhalese king of Ceylon (1153–86) who united the island under one rule, reformed Buddhist practices, and sent successful expeditionary forces to India and ...
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Under Parakramabahu II (reigned 1236–70) the Dambadeniya kingdom achieved great power; it was able to expel the Kalingas from the island with Pandyan ...
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25 4o. LIST OF THE KINGS OF CEYI.ON FROM 1153-1296 A.D. 1. Parakrama Bahu* 1153 2. Wijaya Bahu II.* 1186 3. Nissanka Malla* 1187 4. Wikrama Bahu II . 1196 5. Codaganga* 1196 6. Lilawati* (queen) 1197 7. Sahasa Malla* 1200 8.
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