According to Sinhalese history book the Mahawansa, King Vijaya during the latter part of his reign, invited his uncle Prince Sumitra to Ceylon with the Prime aim of succeeding him. But this was turned down by Prince Sumitra who at that time had become the king after his father‘s death. However, King Sumitra sent his son Panduvasdev together with several of his Ministers to Ceylon, and Panduvasdev becamethe King of Ceylon after the passing away of King Vijaya.
Panduvasdev and his queen Bhaddrakachchayana had ten‘ sons and a daughter named Unmada Chitra. There had been forecasts that one day Chitra would give birth to a son who will kill all his uncles and become the King of Ceylon. Therefore, Chitra’s brothers imprisoned Chitra and did not allow any room, for her to fall in love with anybody. A prince by the name of Gamini was able to gain access to the prison and had contacts with Chitra. It resulted in the birth of Pandukabhaya, the prince who later killed all his uncles and became the king of Ceylon.
King Wijaya 504 B.C. – 474 B.C