Tam: கிளிநொச்சி kiḷinocci – Sin: ගිරානික girānika
‘Parrot Fort (Walls)’ NP, Sri Lanka
From Tam/Sin: kili/giravā, ‘parrot’; and Tam: nochchi, ‘fortress’, ‘fort walls’, ‘small village’ and/or Tam/Sin: nochchi/nika ‘a medicinal shrub/tree’ [Vitex negundu]
The nochchi shrub commonly grows as a thick hedge around fort walls and moats. So the two words are related.
The hindrances that we face, my friend, are like those faced.
In the rock-filled, mature, protective forests of Uranthai city
Surrounded by walls (nochchi vēli) belonging to king Thithan with swift, fine horses
That leap and run straight, wearing pebble-filled anklets on their feet
[Akanānūru 122 – What the heroine said to her friend, as the hero listened nearby]
Kilinochchi was the HQ of the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) 1990-1996, and 1998-2009.