1. Deva.– The leading disciple (aggasāvaka) of Sujāta Buddha. He was a chaplain’s son, and the Buddha’s first discourse was addressed to him and his friend Sudassana (J.i.38; BuA.168, 170). He is also called Sudeva (Bu.xiii.25).
3. Deva.– A monk, resident in Kappakagāma (v.l. Kappukagāma). Vohārikatissa heard him teach and restored for him five buildings (Mhv.xxxvi.29; Dpv.xxii.41).
4. Deva.– A thera of Sri Lanka at whose request Upasena wrote the Mahā Niddesa Commentary (MNidA.i.1).
5. Deva.– A Thera of Sri Lanka, who, according to the Gandhavaṃsa (Gv. p.63), wrote the Sumanakūṭa-
6. Deva.– General (senāpati) of Kittisirimegha. He was stationed at Badalatthalī, and accompanied Ratnāvalī when he took the young Parakkamabāhu to Kittisirimegha. Cv.xxvii.82.
7. Deva.– Laṅkādhināyaka. A general of Gajabāhu II. Cv.lxx.104, 324.
8. Deva.– A general of Parakkamabāhu I. He took part in the campaigns against Gajabāhu, and later was sent to his rescue in Pulatthipura. Deva was imprisoned there, and Parakkamabāhu sent housebreakers to release him, after which he was despatched with an army to Gangātatāka, where he defeated Mānābharana. At Hedillakhandagāma he defeated Mahinda. The last we hear of him is that he fell into his enemy’s power at a village called Surulla. Parakkamabāhu went to rescue him, but had to abandon the effort. It is possible that he was ransomed and became Laṅkāpura. (See below.) Cv.lxx.123, 153‑7, 245, 285, 300, 316; lxxii.45, 75, 82, 122, 137 f.
9. Deva.– A general of Parakkamabāhu I, called Laṅkāpura, probably identical with 9. He fought against Sūkarabhātu, and later took part in the Sinhalese expedition to South India and fought in fierce battles at Tirippāluru and Rājinā, capturing the latter place. Cv.lxxv.130; lxxvi.250, 310, 324, 326.
12. Deva.– A minister of Devagāma. He once gave food to a starving dog. He was reborn in the same village, and later entered the Order at Pupphavāsa-