Vimaladharmasuriya II of Kandy
|King of Kandy|
|Reign||1687 – 4 June 1707|
|Successor||Vira Narendra Sinha|
4 June 1707|
|Issue||Vira Narendra Sinha|
|House||House of Dinajara|
Brought up a bhikku for a long period in his childhood, King Vimaladharmasurya II was naturally of peaceful temperament. During his childhood though, a sufficient number of Buddhist priests were not able to conduct the higher ordination (upasampada) ceremony.
Contributions to Buddhism in Sri Lanka
He invited 33 priests from Burma and established the higher ordination that helped protect Buddhism.
During the reign of King Vimaladharmasurya II, many attempts made by the Dutch to capture the Kandyan Kingdom had failed. However,the Dutch gained control of the Kandyan Kingdom's foreign trade.
Relations with Daud Khan Panni
In the year 1703, the Mughal commander at Coromandel, Daud Khan Panni spent 10,500 coins to purchase 30 to 50 War elephants from Ceylon. These purchases were acknowledged by Vimaladharmasurya II of Kandy.
- Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire, 1500-1700 - Jos J. L. Gommans - Google Books. Books.google.com.pk. 2002-10-18. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
Vimaladharmasuriya II of KandyBorn: ? ? Died: 4 June 1707
|King of Kandy
1687–4 June 1707
| Succeeded by|
Vira Narendra Sinha