The armies of Kotte
did not bother to
survey the surroundings of Sitawaka. The chief commander, Veediya Bandara thought that King Mayadunne and his army had fled, in fear. So he too rested in comfort. In their camp, there were no
people who were armed. They had all kept their weapons aside. It was
midnight. All of a sudden, there was a flow of soldiers, from all sides. They began to attack.