A title conferred by Devānampiyatissa on Bodhigutta, leader of the embassy which brought the Bodhi tree from India to Ceylon.

The title was a higher one than that of Jayamahālekhaka, which was conferred on Sumitta. See Mbv., p. 164f., for a description of the ceremony of investiture. It was, evidently, continued in later times, because one of the officers of Parakkamabāhu I. was called Lankāmahālāna (Cv.lxix.12), which appears to be a corruption of "Lankāmahālekhakanāyaka."

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