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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Velakkāra：A troop of mercenary soldiers employed by the medieval kings of Ceylon．
They revolted against Vijayabāhu I．pillaged Pulatthipura，burnt down the palace，and took captive the king’s sister Mittā．Vijayabāhu had to flee to Vātagiri，but later he quelled the rebellion and had the ringleaders tortured to death （Cv．lx．36ff）．
They revolted against Gajabāhu （Cv．lxiii．24，29） and later against Parakkamabāhu I．（Cv．lxxiv．44； for details see Cv．Trs．i．217，n．5）．In both cases the rebellion was crushed and the leaders punished．