Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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The Mahāvaṃsa Ṭīkā mentions (MT.176) two theras of this name, one a resident of the Kurundacullaka-pariveṇa, and the other of the Kolambahālaka-pariveṇa.
They lived in the time of Bhāgineyya Dāṭhopatissa (seeHatthadāṭha), and about fifty years after the secession of the Sāgalikā from the Dhammaruci-nikāya they set up a school of their own, in which they borrowed the Ubhato-vihaṅga from the Dhammarucikā and the Khandaka and Parivāra from the Sāgalikas.