| Prince Keerti's ambition was to unite Malaya-Rata and Ruhuna, to begin with. He thought it would be easy to conquer the Pihiti-Rata next. With this plan in mind, he worked untiringly. Commander Lokeshwara, who lost power in the province in the south, was quite angered. He understood Prince Keerti's plan. Lokeshwara knew that if the prince succeeded he would lose all his power. So he sent a huge army to fight the prince.