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Vaṅkanāsika Tissa

King of Sri Lanka (171‑4 A.C.) He was the son of Vasabha and his wife was the daughter of King Subha.

He built the Mahā-maṅgala-vihāra and his wife built the Mātu-vihāra in honour of a monk who had given her his blessing.

Vaṅkanāsika’s son was Gajabāhuka-gāmaṇī. Mhv.xxxv.108 ff; Dpv.xxii.12, 27 f.

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