Since King Sri Vijaya Rajasinghe had no sons, his chief consort’s brother became the king in the name, Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe. This king appears to have made a vast contribution towards both the educational and cultural awakening in the country,
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With the accession of King Sri Vijaya Rajasinghe, there occurred a new dynasty known as the Nayak dynasty.
King Weera Parakrama Narendrasinghe ascended the throne. He was the son of King Vimaladharmasuriya II and widely known as ‘the Prince of Kundasale’ since he lived at a palace in Dumabara-Kundasale.
After king Rajasinghe II, his son Vimaladharmasuriya II ascended the throne. It’s claimed that he is a peace loving king.
After the death of King Senarath in 1635, Maha Astane alias Rajasinghe II ascended the throne, his reign is regarded as the beginning of a new era in the Kandyan history.