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Vimaladharmasuria
King of Kandy
King Vimaladharmasuriya I.jpg
Reign1590–1604
Coronation1687
TitlesKonappu Bandara
Don Jhon Appuhamy
Don Joan of Austria
Born?
BirthplaceSri Lanka
Died1604
Place of deathSri Lanka
BuriedSri Lanka
PredecessorRajasimha I
SuccessorSenarat
Consort toKusmasana Devi (Dona Catherina)
WifeDona Katherina
ChildrenPrince mahastenne (Died 1612)
Suriya Devi (Died 1617)
Sama Devi
Royal HouseHouse of Dinajara
FatherVijayasundara Bandara

Vimaladharmasuriya I, also known as Konappu Bandara, Dom Joan of Austria or Don Jhon Appuhamy, was a king of Sri Lanka. He ruled the country from 1590 to 1604. He was a late 16th-century to early 17th-century King of the Kandyan Kingdom, which was located in the central hills of the island of Sri Lanka. He successfully defeated the Portuguese in two major battles: in 1594, the battle of Danture and in 1602 the Battle of Balana.