|King Vijayabahu embraced the Commander-in-Chief and wished him good luck. The brave commander bowed his head and paid respect to the king. He then marched towards the enemy camp. After a considerable period of time, he reached Anuradhapura. The Cholas who had landed at Matota, were there by then. They were causing a lot of damage to the villages, as they marched towards Polonnaruwa. The Sinhala soldiers who were well-armed were marching on.