ⓘ Kavan Tissa, Prince of Ruhuna

                                     

ⓘ Kavan Tissa, Prince of Ruhuna

Kavan Tissa, also known as Kavantissa, Kaha Wan Thissa. was the king of the Kingdom of Ruhuna in the southern part of Sri Lanka. He ruled Ruhuna, in the same time as Keleni Tissa of Maya Rata and the usurping Tamil king of Anuradhapura, Ellalan of South India, expanding and beautifying the city, and projecting the power of his native Rajarata region across the island of Sri Lanka. Kavan Tissa was a great-grandson of King Devanampiyatissas youngest brother Mahanaga, and also the father of the great Sinhalese King Dutugemunu.

As the son of Dutugemunu, Cavan rice Tissas mostly swathed in myth and legend. The main source of information about his life Mahavamsa, a historical poem about the kings of Sri Lanka, which depicts Kavan Tissa as "devoutly believing in the three gems.

                                     
  • was the son of Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna and the brother of Dutthagamani. He was the ruler of Digamadulla, the present day eastern province of Sri Lanka. Since
  • Principality of Ruhuna also referred to as the Kingdom of Ruhuna is a region of present - day Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka. It was the center of a flourishing
  • as a major temple by king Kavan Tissa in the 2nd century BC. The beginning of kingdom of Ruhuna dates back to the reign of king Devanampiyatissa in 2nd
  • monarch of Sri Lanka of the Kingdom of Ruhuna in the Southern region of the island. The Kingdom of Ruhuna was a Sub kingdom loyal to the King of Anuradhapura
  • sub - king of Ruhuna south - east Kavan Tissa built Tissa Maha Vihara, Dighavapi Tank and many shrines in Seruvila. Dutugemunu 161 137 BC Eldest son of King
  • as King Kavan Tissa Kusum Renu as Queen Viharamahadevi Yashoda Wimaladharma as Queen Dharatri Elara s wife Saranga Disasekara as Saddha Tissa Tharuka