Pre Historic Kings:

These Kings existed during the epoch times when Lanka was known as Heladiva. The ancient Sinhala were also known as Hela. According Ramayana four parts made up the Hela people( Rakcus, Yaksha, Naga & Deva)

Their is alot confusion regarding these four groups, some have gone as far as to belive them to be separate races. This is completely incorrect. To explain:

  • Rakcus(Cusa Rakina)-means to do Agriculture or the farmer. These not the farmers of Lanka as you find today. Remember that all Dagabas, Wevas, Oyas and all irrigation plus other great works were done by farmers. Closer to date the Kandy Lake, engineered by farmers.
  • Yaksha-means Industries eg Kuvera lord of the Yaksha clan was represent as been the lord of mineral wealth(gold, gems etc etc). More important is also weapons production.
  • Naga-means Na(Nadi)+Ga(Gaman), they represent the Navigators and Shipping corporations eg Kuveni, Gotaabaya and Vihara Maha Devi all controlled shipping fleets and this proven by sel lipi from Dr Paravitarana.
  • Deva-meaning the Sages, the great moral teachers are those that kept the country together and even created a world order of Deva eg Sukra.


Hela-Asura Gods

It must be highlighted though, that the change from the Hela to Sinhala had happened after the arrival of Arhant Mahinda and subsequently after Buddhagosha who after translating the Hela books eg Hela Atuwa into Pali. Had all these books burned and it is said that the height of seven elephants was the amounts burned!!

Portrait Name King From Relationship with Predecessor(s)



7000BC Onwards-

*In the Agni Purana, Hiranyaksha is blamed for the great floods of the ice age and story wise "he wanted to live under sea and because of this he covered earth in water. Then the Vishnu in the shape of a great boar lifted the earth above water again." Most belive this story is an account of ending of the last ice age 12000yrs ago. So could this mean Hiranyaksha is as old as that tale??

  Hiranyakasyapa 7000BC Onwards-




prahlad_natakam Prahlada 7000BC Onwards-


*Prahlada Natakam is an Orissan(Kalinga) dance, telling the story of King Prahlada.

bolivia Virochana 7000BC Onwards-


*Virochocha in the Americas.

*Rather than except the throne, went to Patala(South America). Where today you can find his teachings and temples.

*His grand daughter "Vajirajawala", married Kubukan Kumaraya. Had two children, Kumba and Nikumba.

  Maha Bali 7000BC Onwards-


*Took up the throne from his grandfather.

*He left for India with his son Banu and wife, leaving Lanka without a King. In India his son Banu created the ancient city of Maha Bali Pura.

  Manodhata 7000BC Onwards-

*Daughter to Sukra, the head of the Deva community in Lanka. Thats is why even today Sinhala people consider Sukra as the King of the Gods, while in India it is Indra which commands that position.

*She stepped in after Bali left. She bore three children with Maha Rishi Kasyapa.



Sinhamukha &


7000BC Onwards-


*With the help and guidence of their mother and grandfather, Sukra, they became great and powerfull Kings.

*They had built Lankapura as capital of the now "Hela-Asura" Empire.

kuvera_raja Kuvera 7000BC *


*Took up the throne after his uncles were overthrown by Kartika, the son of Lord Siva. His base camp Katikagama, became Kataragama.

rawana Rawana 7000BC *

*Older Step-Brother

*Son of Wisvasmuni and Grandson to Pulasti.

*His main wife was the gentile Manodari, daughter of Mayasura(Wisvakarma).

*Known has Trilokachana(ruler of the three worlds, Land, Air and Water).

*Siblings:Vibheeshana, Kumbakarna(Kubukan Kumara) and Surparnaka.

*He had more than seven children:

  • Atikaya
  • Anukapana
  • Indrajit(Meghanada)
  • Tirisira
  • Narantaka
  • Devantaka
  • Akshya-son of Rawana & Dhaya Malani(2nd wife)
  Vibheeshana 7000BC *

*Older Brother

*Betrayed his brother, not becuase of wanting the throne but to safeguard the established ruling system of the Deva Kings.

  Trijata 7000BC *

*Daughter of Vibheshana

*Best friend of Sita.

Above Kings and Queens names have been preserved, thank fully in many Hindu literature works eg the Puranas, Ramayana.

*The time frame for this has been decided from the date assertained thus far from Nala Seethu. Studies done by Dr. Siran Deraniyagala(former director of archeology), has found 9000yrs-8000yrs.