After Tissa died, several of his brothers ruled Sri Lanka in succession. They were not strong rulers, however, and the last of Tissa's brothers, Asela, ruled for ten years before being conquered by an Indian Prince named Ellala.

Ellala was a good king and a brave soldier. He ruled Sri Lanka for forty four years before being killed in direct combat by a prince named Duttu-Gemunu.

After the fight, Gemunu, recognizing the bravery and goodness of Ellala, erected a monument in the dead King's name and ordered that everybody should honour Ellala's grave.


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