| The reign of King Parakrama Pandya lasted for three years from 1212 – 1215 A.D. He was the last accepted ruler of the Polonnaruwa period. Although he came to power after an invasion, he never crushed his subjects. But by this time, there were signs of the decline of the kingdom. The ministers and the officials were divided and they were in different camps. No law and order prevailed. Signs of decline of the social order, were visible. It is at a time like this, that Kalinga Magha invaded. The situation in the country, made his task easy.