A nephew of Dāthopatissa I. who fled to Jambudīpa when
Dāthopatissa was defeated by Kassapa II. He later returned with a Tamil force,
defeated Dappula II., who was then on the throne, and became king under the name
of Dāthopatissa II. (650-58 A.C.) (Cv.xliv.154). His nephew, Aggabodhi, became
Viceroy and governor of Dakkhinadesa. Hatthadātha gave Senāmagāma to the
Kassapa-vihāra, Mahāgalla to the Padhānghara, Kasagāma to the Mora-parivena, and
Punneli to the Thūpārāma. He built the Kappura-parivena and the
Tiputthulla-parivena in the Abhayuttara vihāra. Mānavamma of Rohana rose in
rebellion against him, but was defeated in a battle. Dāthopatissa was succeeded
by Aggabodhi VI. Cv.xlv.22, 78 f.; xlvi.1; xlvii.4, 36, 39.
2. Hatthadātha. A native of Unhanagara. He was
summoned to Ceylon by the Tamil Potthakuttha and consecrated king (676 A.C.).
He built the Padhānaghara in Kāladīghāvika and died after a reign of only six
months, killed by the soldiers of Mānavamma. Cv.xlvi.45; xlvii.57; see also Cv.