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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Kuvannā：A Yakkha maiden，whom Vijaya married on his arrival in Ceylon．With her assistance he killed the Yakkhas at their feast in Sirīsivatthu．Later Vijaya discarded her in favour of a royal maiden from Madhurā，and she left，with her two children Jīvahattha and Dipellā，for Lankāpura，where she was slain as a spy．Her children fled to Malaya and their descendants became the Pulindas （Mhv．vii．9-68）．
Kuvannā had as companion a slave called Sisapātī （Sīsapātikā）．v．l．Kuvenī．