Father in law and commander in-chief of Gajabāhuka Gāmani.
After Gajabāhu's death he became king of Ceylon and reigned for six years (196-202 A.C.).
He built seven vihāras: Sejalaka, Gotapabbata, Dakapāsāna, Sālipabbata, Tanaveli, Tobbalanāgāpabbata and Girihālika.
He was succeeded by his son Bhātika Tissa. Mv.xxxv.123ff.; xxxvi.1; MT.657; Dpv.xxii.15ff., 29.