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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Gona:A river to the south of Anurādhapura.On its banks,King Cūlabhaya built the Cūlagallaka-Vihāra (Mhv.xxxv.13),and Vankanāsika-Tissa,the Mahāmangala-Vihāra (Mhv.v.113).Once,when Dhātusena was fleeing from his enemies with a thera,his uncle,the river was found to be in flood,but a nāga king took them across (Cv.xxxviii.24).Later,when building the Kālavāpi,Dhātusena dammed up the river.Cv.v.42.

It is identified with the modern Kalā-oya (Cv.Trs.i.30,n.3).3.

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