Parakramabahu I

Sri Lankan King

Parakramabahu I or Maha Parakramabahu (c. 1123–1186), was the king of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa from 1153 to 1186. He oversaw the expansion and beautification of his capital, constructed extensive irrigation systems, reorganised the country's army, reformed Buddhist practices, encouraged the arts and undertook military campaigns in South India and Burma.

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  • Let no drop of water make it to the sea without serving man.
    • Parakramabahu remarking the interest of constructing irrigation systems.[1]
  • What can't be done by men of strength?.
    • Parakramabahu encouraging his builders.[2]

References edit

  1. The Economist: 322, (7740-7752). 1992. Economist Newspaper Limited.
  2. Culawamsa: Being the more recent version of The Mahawamsa

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