The great Chronicle of Ceylon.
The first part of the work - i.e., to the time of King Mahāsena - is attributed to Mahānāma Thera (MT.687).
The continuation of the Chronicle is called the Cūlavamsa. The first portion of the Cūlavamsa - i.e., from Mahāsena to the reign of Parakkamabāhu II. - is traditionally ascribed to a thera named Dhammarakkhita (Cv. Trs.ii.155, n.3).
The next section - i.e., to the time of Kittisiri Rājasīha - was written by Tibbatuvāve Thera, Mahānāyaka of Pupphārāma, at the invitation of the king, who obtained for him copies of the Chronicle from Siam (Cv.xcix.78f; Cv.Trs.ii.263, n.1). From there it was continued till the time of the British occupation (1815 A.C.) by Hikkaduve Sumangala Thera (P.L.C.310).
There is a Commentary on the Mahāvamsa called the Vamsatthappakāsinī (q.v.).