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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Rājasīha:1.Rājasīha I.King of Ceylon (1581 93 A.C.).He was the son of Māyādhanu.It is said that at the age of eleven he was distinguished for his bravery.He gained the throne by defeating the Portuguese.His capital was at Sītāvaka.Later,he slew his father,and,when the monks declared that it was impossible to atone for such a heinous crime,he turned against them,gave the revenues from Sumanakūta to the Saivite priests,slew the monks,and burned their sacred books.Cv.xciii.3ff.; he was held in great fear and is now worshipped as a god; Cv.Trs.ii.226,n.1.

2.Rājasīha II.Youngest son of King Senāratua.He dispossessed his brother and became king; many stories of his prowess are related.(E.g.,Cv.xcvi.7ff).He reigned for fifty two years (1635 87 A.C.),and his capital was at Sirivaddhanapura.He obtained wives from the royal family at Madhurā.In his time,the Dutch came to Ceylon and exacted tribute.His son was Vimaladhammasūriya.Cv.xcv.23; xcvi.3ff.; xcix.109.

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