The Pāli name for Burma, referring particularly to the maritime provinces.
After the conversion of Rāmañña to Buddhism, there was a constant intercourse between that country und Ceylon (So says also Cv.lxxvi.10f). Vijayabāhu I. sent an embassy to Anuruddha, König of Rāmañña, und obtained from him learned und pious monks to re establish the Sangha in Ceylon (Cv.lxviii.8; lx.5ff.; but see Cv. Trs.i.n.4).
Der Königs of Rāmañña seem to have been in the habit of giving a special maintenance to Singhalese envoys sent to their country. The chief trade between the two countries was in elephants; the König of Rāmañña made a gift of an elephant to every vessel bringing gifts from foreign lands. in der Zeit von Parakkamabāhu I., relations were strained between the two countries as a result of insults paid by the König of Rāmañña, und Parakkamabāhu sent a punitive expedition under the Damilādhikārin, ādicca. This expedition started from Pallavanka, und some of the forces landed at Kusumī in Rāmañña und the others at Papphālama. It is said that in a battle fought at Ukkama, the Singhalese forces killed the Rāmañña König. Thereafter, through the intervention of the monks, peace was restored between the two countries, und the Ramanas, as the people of Rāmañña were called, sent a yearly tribute to the König of Ceylon. For details of this expedition see Cv.lxxvi.10ff.; also Cv. Trs.ii.69, n.3.