The agreement is contained in what is popularly known as the Polonnaruwa inscription. The Velakkara merceneries of Polonnaruwa Kingdom revolted in 1084, unwilling to fight their Tamil kinsmen after the declaration of war by the Chola empire under Kulothunga Chola I. They mutinied and burnt the palace in the Velakkara Revolt causing Vijayabahu I to flee to Vatagiri. On his return, he defeated the insurrection causing the ringleaders of the revolt to be burnt in the same funeral pyres of the Generals they had killed.

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  • The agreement is contained in what is popularly known as the Polonnaruwa inscription. The Velakkara merceneries of Polonnaruwa Kingdom revolted in 1084, unwilling to fight their Tamil kinsmen after the declaration of war by the Chola empire under Kulothunga Chola I. They mutinied and burnt the palace in the Velakkara Revolt causing Vijayabahu I to flee to Vatagiri. On his return, he defeated the insurrection causing the ringleaders of the revolt to be burnt in the same funeral pyres of the Generals they had killed. Vijayabahu then made an agree to the effect that the Velakkara merceneries would protect the Temple of the Tooth. (en)
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  • The agreement is contained in what is popularly known as the Polonnaruwa inscription. The Velakkara merceneries of Polonnaruwa Kingdom revolted in 1084, unwilling to fight their Tamil kinsmen after the declaration of war by the Chola empire under Kulothunga Chola I. They mutinied and burnt the palace in the Velakkara Revolt causing Vijayabahu I to flee to Vatagiri. On his return, he defeated the insurrection causing the ringleaders of the revolt to be burnt in the same funeral pyres of the Generals they had killed. (en)
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  • Polonnaruwa Agreement (en)
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