Flag of Sitawaka Kingdom (1521-1594)

Flag of Sitawaka Kingdom (1521-1594)

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Kingdom of Sitawaka (Sinhala: සීතාවක) was a kingdom located in south-central Sri Lanka. It was born from the division of the Kingdom of Kotte following the degradation of Vijayabahu in 1521, and over the next 70 years dominated much of the island. The kingdom also offered a harsh resistance to the Portuguese who arrived in the island in 1505. Despite their military successes, Sitawaka remained an unstable kingdom, in the throes of repeated riots in the remains of Kandian territory and devastating conflicts with the Portuguese. The reign fell immediately after the death of his last king Rajasimha I in 1594. #flag #Sri Lanka #Sitawaka #kingdom
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