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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Senkhandasela：The ancient name of modern Kandy，in Ceylon．
It first became the capital under King Vīravikkama （Cv．xcii．7），and tradition has it that it was founded on a site originally occupied by a hermit named Senkhanda．
It continued to be the capital of Ceylon until 1815 A．C．，when the island was ceded to the British．