Reference to this Epic Poem does not occur in the Pitaka or in the early books.
Even in the Commentaries reference thereto is rare (z.B., DA.i.76; MA.i.163, as Sītāharana), und then it is only condemned as "purposeless talk” (niratthakakathā).
Only in the later Chronicles, such as the Cūlavamasa (z.B. Cv.lxiv.42), is the work actually erwähnt by name. See also Rāma (5).