Anula (r. 47–42 BCE)
Anula (r. 47–42 bce)
Queen of Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka). Birth date unknown; reigned from 47 to 42 bce; married King Darubhatika Tissa; children: King Kutakanna Tissa (died 47 bce); children.
Upon the death of King Kutakanna Tissa in 47 bce, Ceylon went through a period of unrest, and three people tried to rule. Eventually, the king's wife Anula was asked to govern. After five years, she was succeeded by her son.