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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Gajjabāhukagāmani:Also called Gajabāhu; king of Ceylon (174-96 A.C.); son of Vankanāsika-Tissa.He founded the Mātu Vihāra in honour of his mother,made additions to the Abhayagiri Cetiya,constructed the Gamanitissa tank,and built the Rāmuka Vihāra and the Mahejāsana-sālā (Mhv.xxxv.115ff; Dpv.xxii.13,28,29).

In later chronicles be is credited with having invaded the Cola kingdom to avenge a raid made on Ceylon and with having introduced the cult of the goddess Pattini into Ceylon.See Codrington,Short History of Ceylon,pp.23f.

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