Sigiriya (SL)

Sin: සීගිරිය sīgiriya – Tam: சிகிரியா sikiriyā ‘Lion Rock’  CP,  Sri Lanka From Sin: sinha, ‘lion’; and  giriya, ‘rock, mountain’. King Kashyapa (477–495 CE) built a palace fortress on the top of this 180m column of rock. He had usurped the throne by murdering...