King of Ceylon (3 B.C.-9 A.C.). He was
the son of Vattagāmani and his name was Mahānāga (Mhv.Xxxiii.45). During the
reign of Mahācūli Mahātissa he was a rebel and came to the throne after
Mahācūli's death. He destroyed eighteen vihāras which had refused to shelter him
as a rebel. He was poisoned by his queen Anulā (Mhv.Xxxiv.11ff). It is said
(MA.ii.920; DA.ii.433; AA.ii.532) that after death he was born in the
Lokantarikaniraya with a body three gāvutas in height.