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About 83 B.C., during the reign of the pious Simhala King Vatta Gamini Abhaya, a Council of Arahants was held, and the Tipitaka was for the first time in the history of Buddhism, committed to writing at Aluvihara in Ceylon".
Wall painting by Soliyas Mendis.  Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara.  Gampaha District.   1946