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Anuradhapura was first
settled during the 6th century BC. King Pandukabhaya made it his
capitol in 377 BC. The city was named after Anuradha, who was the
fist general of King Vijaya, (the
legendary ancestor of the Sinhalese).
Anuradhapura was the political and religious capital of Sri Lanka
for over 1300 years. It was finally abandoned in 1017 AD after
numerous invasions by the Chola (A
South Indian/Tamil Dynasty) and was
overgrown with Jungle for many years.
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