A country whose people were called Coḷā.
The country extended from the Coromandel coast of South India as far as the Penner River, its capital in mediaeval times being Tanjore. The Ceylon Chronicles mention frequent invasions of Sri Lanka by the Coḷā chiefly for purposes of plunder. These invasions were a constant menace to the peace and prosperity of Sri Lanka, and helped largely in the destruction and disappearance of that country’s literary and artistic works. For details see Mhv. and Cv. passim.