462 of IC 1aô.kai after Vicaya suggests that it may not be a nickname. If it were, it would have been used in fromt of Vicaya, the surname (akai Vicaya Cakkaravartti), as inthe case of normal nicknames in Taniil Gnanapragaaar explanation sems to be plausible but it is rather unlikely that sich a well-known name like K1ifga was misread as IVt!añka. The corruption of Kliga into Ktax.ka may have occurred in some other way. That ki is a mistake for ICliga is confirmed by the evidence ofthe ?4a akk4appu- xnnm ya. This chronicle of Batticaloa deals mostly with the history ofthe Eastern Province ofthe island, but in one place it gives an account ofthe manner in which the riyas came to establish their rule in Nkatvn (Pii Ngad!pa - Jaffna district) While the Ypp;a-vaipavanlai andthe Kailyamlai introduce the story ofthe blind lutist in between the story of Nara-cik-rca and that ofthe first rya ruler ofJaffna, the M akk4apu-nfmiyarn has no reference to the Ypi legend Instead, the story ofthe first riya ruler follows that of Cii'ik R-kuIxra (Nara-cifika-rca ofthe pia-vaipava-mlai). According to this account, 1. ., Antaka (Blind) Kavi VTra Rkavar, Kaikkl (Short-legged) Irunrpoai, Taikka (Ele hant-eyed) Cy. 2. Mm., pp. 36-37. 3. See supra, p.4-O
a Ca prince named lit'iki riya, went from iriya-nu to 463 Nkatvia (Jaffna district), invited several families from riyantu to settle down in that region and became their king. The name ofthe first Iriya, ruler ofJaffna is thus preserved inthe Maakk4appu-rn iyam as ljkai Iriya which corresponds to KaiUcai iriya ofthe a-vaipava-lai This strengthens our supposition that KtT]añkai is a mistake for Kl4i3ki. Vicaya 1ki appears to be Vijaya Klif&ga or ?gha, who, as we shall seepreaently, has been confused with the first Lyacakravartininthe Tamil traditions. Secondly, it appears that Gikai Iriya was not the name of Vicaya K] 1c i but a later addition ofthe chroniclers. Cikai Iriya (4rya of Cifkai) was the dynastic name ofthe Lyacakravartins who ruled Jaffnainthe fourteenth and fifteenth centuries' In the list given inthe vaipava-ni1ai, there are ten rulers after Vicaya K1afi.kai who bear this dynastic name andthey all have their personal names prefixed to it But inthe case ofthe first ruler, Vicaya Kaikai, there is no personal name prefixed to the 1. Yvm., p. 30. 2. See infra, ; i?ikii is an abridged form of Ci?dci-n&tr (Siha-nagara) which was the capital ofthe Aryacakravartins. 3. , ulackara Cikai Ariyaa, Ku)ZttuiTh Ci.kai Ariya.