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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Vimaladhammasūriya:1.Vimaladhammasūriya.King of Ceylon (1592 1604 A.C.).For his father,etc.see Cv.Trs.ii.227,n.1.He succeeded Rājasīha I.and ruled in Sirivaddhanapura.He built a temple for the Tooth Relic in the capital* and,having sent an embassy to Rakkhanga,obtained a chapter of monks under Nandicakka to re establish the Order in Ceylon.He built the Ganthamba vihāra and held there a ceremony of ordination.He was succeeded by his cousin Senaratna,whom he persuaded to leave the Order that he might assume the duties of kingship (Cv.xciv.6ff).

* He seems to have made a special casket for the Relics,which Kittisirirājasīha later overlaid with gold; Cv.c.21; Cv.Trs.ii.276,n.1.

2.Vimaladhammasūriya. King of Ceylon (Vimaladhammasūriya II.1687 1707 A.C.).He was the son of Rājasīha II.He held festivals in honour of the Tooth Relic and the Footprint at Sumanakūta and,sending an embassy to Rakkhanga,obtained thirty three monks,headed by Santāna Thera,to reorganize the Order in Ceylon.He was succeeded by his son,Narindasīha.Cv.xcvii.1ff.

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