Dappula IV (924 A.D. -35 A.D. ) Dappula became the king of Ceylon in the year 924 A.D. During his time the Pandya king of India known as Rajasinghe fled to Ceylon in fear of the Soli king. On his mission to Ceylon he even brought his throne. Rajasinghe requested help from Dappula IV to defeat the enemy. King Dappula was willing to assist king Rajasinghe, but a rebel among the princes in the Ceylonese army did not permit the king to send the army in support of Rajasinghe. Therefore after failing to get the support of the Ceylonese king, the Pandya leader Rajasinghe had to flee to the Malabar region. Meanwhile, an Indian king invaded Ceylon. The Ceylonese king’s commander of the army fought bravely but was killed in a battle. The Ceylonese king fled away with his throne and other ornaments. However, the Indian army could not enter southern part Ceylon, and therefore went back to their kingdom in India. The Indian king had to rush back to India as there was a rebellion in his kingdom at that time.
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