ofthe RuvanvJ.isya gives the name Jaatppa-kaa Perum-p44 (the Great Temple ofthe Victor of Jagat3ppa), evidently referring to the same stpa The surprisingly few and unimportant Ca inscriptions from Anurdhapura shows that the former capital city did not remain an important centre under the There are no Ca inscriptions indicating the presence of South Indian officials in that city. Even the aiva temples there apparently did not enjoy the patronage ofthe Ca ruling class inthe island, But Anurdhapura seems to have attracted the attention of a few Tamil Buddhists who presumably lived there or weht there on pilgrimage. The inscription from Safxgili-kanadarva registers the grant of landandthe deposit of some money on interest by the army chief Jayamui-n apparently to a temple, the name of which is not preserved The title Spatik4 as well as the eI.ement in his name suggest that he was a military official in charge of some Ca troops inthe Nuvaragam region The inscription is dated inthe reign of Rjndra I. The epigraph of Atkaa, which is dated inthe twenty-eighth year of a ruler whose name is not given, records 107 1. S.I.I., IV, No. lkO2. 2. Ibid., No. lko8. 3. See supra, p.qc
108 the gift a 1_' by a certain Araka Irina of landin Kallaiyil-teliyal-peu, twenty beads of cattle and fifty coconuts to the Uttama-ca-ivaram teniple The identity of Kallaiyil-teliyal-peu is not known. Probably this place andthe temple of Uttama-ca-ivarani were both inthe region of Saxgili-kanadarva. Uttama Ca was not only the name ofthe immediate predecessor of Rjarja I on the C 1a throne, but was also used as a title by members ofthe Ca royal family inthe time Rjndra II (lO5k-lO63) It is not likely that the temple referred to in our inscription was named after King Uttama Ca, for Ceylon was not under the Cas in his time. It is possible that it was named after a member ofthe Ca royal family, with the title Uttama Ca, inthe reign of Rjndra ii. Only one Ca inscription has been discovered inthe North-western Province. This record comes from Attaragalla inthe Puttalam district and is dated inthe ninth year of Rjndra Ca, who may be the second of that name. It is badly damaged and seems to record the building of an ambalam (iim) The Central Province has also yielded one Ca inscription. 1. 3.1.1., IV, No. 11111. 2. Y.A.Nilakanta Sastri, The Cas, P. 261. 3. S.I.I., IV, No. 1k15.