Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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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.