Question

Which one of the following Chola kings conquered Ceylon(Sinhal) first? 

A

Aditya I

B

Rajendra I

C

Rajendra

D

Vijayalaya

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Solution

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Correct option is
B

Rajendra I

Rajendra Chola I was one of the most successful monarchs of the South Indian Chola Empire. To commemorate his victory over Mahipala, he built a new capital called Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Rajendra invaded Ceylon in 1017 CE and annexed the entire island.

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