Sin: යකල්ල yakalla Tam: யகல்ல yakalla

‘Devil’s Rock’   NCP,  Sri Lanka.

From Sin: yak/yaka, ‘demigod, demon, devil’; and  gala, ‘stone, rock, rocky place’.

Any grotesque-looking rock merits this name-calling.

There are plenty of those here as well as Buddhist cave temples at Warana, Pilikuththuwa, Uruwala and Maligathenna. 

Yakalla sits on the edge of the Hurulu Wewa tank or reservoir.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.