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Sirināga

1. Sirināga I.– King of Sri Lanka (249‑68 A.C.). He was the brother of Kuñcanāga’s queen and was his commander-in-chief. He rebelled against the king and defeated him; he then reigned in Anurādhapura. He erected a parasol over the Mahā Thūpa, rebuilt the Lohapāsāda, and restored the steps leading to the Bodhi tree. His son was Vohārika Tissa. Mhv.xxxvi.21 ff; Dpv.xxii.34 f.

2. Sirināga II.– King of Sri Lanka (300‑302 A.C.). He was the son of Tissa (Vohārikatissa) and brother of Abhayanāga. He restored the wall round the Bodhi tree and built the Hamsavatta of the Bodhi tree temple. His son was Vijayakumāra. Mhv.xxxvi.54 f; Dpv.xxii.46 f.

3. Sirināga.– A brahmin. Wishing to become king of Sri Lanka, he sought to obtain the treasures from the cetiya in Dakkhiṇa-mahāvihāra. However, Bahula, who knew the secret passage, refused to help him and was put to death. Sirināga pillaged the Madhupitthiya-cetiya, and, with its wealth, became king of Anurādhapura. Later he fell ill of gastric disease and was reborn in hell. Ras.ii.7 f.

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