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Read the following passage. 

In the early ninth century, when the Pandyan king Shrimara Shrivallabha invaded Sri Lanka and defeated the king, Sena I (831-851), the Buddhist monk and chronicler Dhammakitti noted: “he removed all the valuables … The statue of the Buddha made entirely of gold in the Jewel Palace… and the golden images in the various monasteries – all these he seized. ” The blow to the pride of the Sinhalese ruler had to be avenged and the next Sinhalese ruler, Sena II, ordered his general to invade ‘Madurai, the capital of the Pandyas. The Buddhist chronicler noted that the expedition made a special effort to find and restore the gold statue of the Buddha. 

Now answer the following questions. 

a. Which Pandyan King invaded

b. Who did Shrimara Srivallabha defeat?

c. Who was Dhamma kitti?

d. What are the values to seized by Shrivallabha?

e. How was the golden statue of Buddha recaptured by the Sinhalese?

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a. Shrimara Shrivallabha.

b. Sena I.

c. A Buddhist monk and chronicler.

d. The Golden statue of Buddha and the Golden images.

e. According to Dhammakitti, the expedition led by Sena II made a special effort to find and restore the golden statue of the Buddha.

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