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Kaniṭṭha-Tissa, °Tissaka

King of Sri Lanka (227‑245 A.D.). He was the younger brother of Bhātika­tissa. He built the Ratanapāsāda at Abhayagiri for Mahānāga of Bhūtārama, and he also built at Abhayagiri a wall, a great pariveṇa, and the Maṇisoma-vihāra. He built a cetiya at Ambatthala, restored the temple at Nāgadipa, and made the Kukkuṭagiri cells. Among his other works were fourteen pāsādas at the Mahāvihāra, a road to the Dakkhiṇa-vihāra, the Bhūtārāma-vihāra, the Rāmagonaka, the Nandatissa monastery, the Anulatissapabbata-vihāra, the Niyelatissārāma, the Pīlapiṭṭhi-vihāra, and the Rājamahā-vihāra.

He had two sons, Khujjanāga and Kuñcanāga (q.v.) Mhv.xxxvi.6 ff.

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