A Commander-in-chief of Devānampiyatissa.
He built a little pāsāda "on eight pillars" for Mahinda, which became known as
Dīghasandasenāpati-parivena (Mhv.Xv.212f; also Cv.xxxviii.16), and is famous as
the residence of Mahānāma, author of the Mahāvamsa (MT.502). According to the
Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p.289), Dīghasandaka was so called because he wore a long robe (dīghasāttakam
nivāsesīti Dīghasandako), and the original name of the parivena built by him was