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Who was the first queen who ruled the Sri Lankan kindom?

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Queen Anula (reigned 47 BC - 42 BC), was the first queen in Sri Lankan history to have wielded meaningful power and authority. As well as that she was the first female head of state in Asia. Anula initially rose to power as consort of king Chore Naga (also known as 'Coranaga' and 'Mahanaga'), son of king Valagambahu of Anuradhapura; however in her five-year reign she poisoned her way through at least four other husbands and consorts and eventually governed Rajarata on her own.
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Queen Anula (reigned 47 BC - 42 BC), was the first queen in Sri Lankan history to have wielded meaningful power and authority. As well as that she was the first female head of state in Asia. Anula initially rose to power as consort of king Chore Naga (also known as 'Coranaga' and 'Mahanaga'), son of king Valagambahu of Anuradhapura; however in her five-year reign she poisoned her way through at least four other husbands and consorts and eventually governed Rajarata on her own. She should not be confused with the other famous Anula in Sri Lankan history, king Devanampiyatissa's consort. The primary source for her reign is the Mahavamsa, chapters XXXIV and XXXV.

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