Saddha Tissa of Anuradhapura
|King of Anuradhapura|
|Reign||137 BC – 119 BC|
Saddha Tissa was a monarch of the Kingdom of Anuradhapura, based at the ancient capital of Anuradhapura from 137 BC to 119 BC. Saddha Tissa was the son of Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna and the brother of Dutthagamani. He was the ruler of Digamadulla, the present day eastern province of Sri Lanka.
King Saddha Tissa built the Dighavapi vihara and the Duratissa reservoir. The Duratissa reservoir has an embankment 3,400 feet (1,000 m) long and 14 feet (4.3 m) high. The top of the bank is 15 feet (4.6 m) wide. The reservoir has a capacity of 336 million cubic feet (9,500,000 m3) and a surface area of 1,230 acres (500 ha).
After King Saddha Tissa’s death, Mahasangha supported the second son of the king, Thulatthana.
- Obeyesekere, Donald (1999). Outlines of Ceylon History. New Delhi: Asian Eductional Services. p. 38-39.
- Parker, Henry (1909). Ancient Ceylon. London: Luzac & Co. p. 393.
- Kings & Rulers of Sri Lanka
- Codrington's Short History of Ceylon
- King Sada-Tissa's Emblem & Inscription
- King Sadda-tissa according to MAHAVAMSA
Saddha Tissa of AnuradhapuraBorn: ? ? Died: ? ?
|King of Anuradhapura
137 BC–119 BC
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