2 J1 'Attimpp4a, and Na1uvariya became lords (atipati, Skt. adhipati) of Iyppam (Jaffna). ViUavarya resided at Nallr. Kaaiyar-Klifikan resided at Cvukaccri (Cvakacri). Vekacalam Virutufii ofthe Tillai-mUvyiravar resided at Varai-nu. The ?4ukkiya (Nukkuva) named Tiruvca Vefiyaraca, became lord of Pnri (Pt!akari). The sixty Cañkamar andthe V?arnaycurar resided at Keruvil. The Cnr, Valaiyar, Timi].ar, Karaiyr, Paar, N4avar, .Akampai, 1'ia1aiyakam, K'viyar, Naappa3.i, Puravartayar (Portuguese, provedor), Cintu-ntr (Those ofthe Sindhu country), Kaikk4ar, Maavar, Paravar, Muaittvar, Kollar, Kar , Nãvitar , Va4r , Tar andthe Paaiyar went and lived in. the sixty-four districts of Iyppam' 1. The Kaikk4ar (weavers) are the same as the Kaikklars mentioned intheinscriptions of South India. In. the C 1a period, they also served as royal troops. Cf., K.A.Nilakanta Sastri, The Cas, p. 1+57. 2. Vaiy, p. 30 ff.
The accounts inthe Vaiy!pal andthe Vaiy are 294 thus basically identical, but the Vaiy provides more details regarding some ofthe important colonists. It appears that the author ofthe latter work obtained this supplementary information from other traditions prevalent in his time. The problem now is to examine the extent to which these accounts can be relied upon for the history of our period. There is no doubt that these are not wholly acceptable as information relating to the thirteenth century. We shall see later that the story of ka or Vararca-cifik is an unfounded myth based on the Vijaya legend It has, therefore, no relevance to the story ofthe Tamil settlement inJaffna. The contention that Tamil settlers were invited to the island by Vanni chieftains inthe time of Vicaya Kulet!ikai may not be wrong. It is inthe time of }gha that we hear for the first time about the rule of Varmi chieftains from the Pli and Sinhalese sources We have also noticed that the settlement of Tamils and Ker4as in a number of villages was actively pursued inthe time of }1gha, according to the P'jvaJ4y andthe Ctflavqsa. It is possible that }gha himself was not directly responsible for this but that his subordinates, probably 1. See infra, p. L1D7 2. .,g:il ; Pv.,p.1°l