List of Kandyan monarchs

King of Kingdom of Kandy

Royal Standard

Sri Vikrama Rajasinha
First monarch Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu
Last monarch Vikrama Rajasinha
Formation 1473
Abolition 1815
Residence Royal Palace

The following is a list of monarchs of the Kingdom of Kandy from 1473 to 1815. The monarch of Kandy was first established by Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu, a royal from the Kingdom of Kotte. It is possible to say that the Kingdom of Kandy was ruled by three dynasties, the royal blood line from Kotte, the House of Dinajara and the Nayaks of Kandy. Note that the reigns between the royal house from Kotte and the House of Dinajara are not exact for there is not sufficient information, and that Yamasinghe Bandara ruled for only a year or less.

House of Siri Sanga Bo (1473–1592)

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu--14731511*Belongs to Kotte Royal Blood line (Ruled Kandy as a semi-independent kingdom under the Kingdom of Kotte)
Jayaweera Astana--15111551*Son of Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu
Karaliyadde Bandara--15511581*Son of Jayaweera
Dona Catherina
(aka Kusumasana Dev)
--15811581*Daughter of Karaliyedde Bandara.
Rajasinha I
(aka Tikiri Banda)
1544159315811591*Deposed Dona Catherina.

House of Dinajara (1590–1739)

Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Vimaladharmasuriya I
(aka Don João da Austria)
-160415901604*Son of Vijayasundara Bandara
Senarat-163516041635*Cousin of Vimala Dharma Suriya I
Rajasinghe II1608December 6, 16871635November 25, 1687*Son of Senarat and Dona Catherina
Vimaladharmasurya II-June 4, 17071687June 4, 1707*Son of King Rajasinghe II
Vira Narendra Sinha
(aka Sri Vira Parakrama Narendra Singha)
1690May 13, 1739June 4, 1707May 13, 1739*Son of Vimala Dharma Suriya II

House of Kandy Nayakar (1739–1815)

Main article: Nayaks of Kandy
Portrait Name Birth Death King From King Until Relationship with Predecessor(s)
Vijaya Rajasinha
(aka Rajasimha III)
-August 11, 1747May 13, 1739August 11, 1747*Brother-in-law of Narendra Singha
Kirti Sri Rajasinha1734January 2, 1782August 11, 1747January 2, 1782*Sri Vijaya Raja Singha's wife's eldest brother from Madura
Rajadhi Rajasinha-July 26, 1798January 2, 1782July 26, 1798*Brother of Kirthi Sri Raja Singha
Vikrama Rajasinha
(aka Rajasimha IV)
1780Jan 30, 1832July 26, 1798March 5, 1815*Nephew of Sri Rajadhi Raja Singha

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