Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Son of Mahallanāga and king of Sri Lanka for twenty-four years (203‑227 A.C.)
He built a wall round the Mahāvihāra.
He erected the Gavaratissa° and Bhātikatissa-vihāras and built the Mahāmani reservoir, and also built an uposatha hall in the Thūpārāma.
He was succeeded by his younger brother, Kaṇiṭṭha-Tissa. Mhv.xxxvi.1 ﬀ; Dpv.xxii.18, 20, 30, 31.