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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Mahāvamsa:The great Chronicle of Ceylon.

The first part of the work - i.e.,to the time of KingMahāsena - is attributed to Mahānāma Thera (MT.687).

The continuation of the Chronicle is called the Cūlavamsa.The first portion of the Cūlavamsa - i.e.,from Mahāsena to the reign of Parakkamabāhu II.- is traditionally ascribed to a thera named Dhammarakkhita (Cv.Trs.ii.155,n.3).

The next section - i.e.,to the time of Kittisiri Rājasīha - was written by Tibbatuvāve Thera,Mahānāyaka of Pupphārāma,at the invitation of the king,who obtained for him copies of the Chronicle from Siam (Cv.xcix.78f; Cv.Trs.ii.263,n.1).From there it was continued till the time of the British occupation (1815 A.C.) by Hikkaduve Sumangala Thera (P.L.C.310).

There is a Commentary on the Mahāvamsa called the Vamsatthappakāsinī (q.v.).

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