There are 3 images of King Nissankamalle.
1.The above is a drawing of the engraving at Sri Pada[ Adam Peak], next to his inscription.[Nissankamalle-1998-Mendis Rohanadeera].The inscription is in sinhalese reads’ Nissanka Parakramabahu trivarthi Swaminwahase padala sandavenda Vedasitinayo>
3. Local belief that the a Bodhisatva statue at Pollonnaruva is an image of him.
King No 144. NISSANKA MALLA (Kirti Sri Nissanka) – A Kalinga Prince, – A king of great energy and achievement who devoted much during his short reign of nine years to achieve internal reforms. He reduced taxation and eradicated robbery based on the concept that they who steal do so because of need and provided the people with every necessity. He also built beautiful mansions and temples. Improvements were made to to the Rankot Vihara by building a number of profusely ornamental chapels around it. He had two chief queens. One a Kalinga Princess named Subadhra and the other was Queen Kalyanavati.A coin of Queen Kalyanavati was published by Mr OMR Sirisena in 1994, another coin ws discovered in a hoard of Dambediya coins by Mr Ruvan Fonseka in 2011.
Dr Paranavitane believes that he is from Sri Pura Kalinga in Malaysia, Mr Rohandeera bring strong evidence in favour
KING NISSANKAMALLA. Council Chamber and Lion Throne at Polonnaruva
King Nissanka[ dauntless]malla[Warrior]. The seating position are marked on the pillars of his famous Council Chamber at Polonnaru is shown to the left.This was the equivalent of the present Parliament of Sri Lanka. The order of precedence was the King occupied the Lion throne, Facing him to the right was His heir apparent. Next to him on the right was the seats for the Royal princes- Epas. Immediately after on the right is the Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces- Senevirad. Left is Regional Governors in Charge of Agampadi the inner security. Behind the Army Commander were the seats of the principal dignitaries, etc.
CHAPTER VI-HW CODRINGTON- COINS & CURRENCY OF CEYLON-1924. Continued from Chapter VI ParakramabahuI Coins Para No 8
MEDIAEVAL DAMBEDENIYA KASI(contd from Parakramabahu I)
9. Nissanka Malla, A.D. 1187-1196.
A silver Massa was shown to me by Lalith Radella of the Society.
Base metal of two varieties:-
(a) White metal. Of 16, the average diameter is 0 .79 inch, and the weight 56.l grains ; the havies being 61.2.
(b) AE, corroding black. PL 78, Average diameter of four is 0.81 inch, and weight 61.5 grains. One specimen once gilt weighs 72.7 grains
On all the legend is : Sri Kale(m) ga La(m) Keja.This apparently is meant for Sri Kalinga Lamkendra ,the signature of the Doratiyawe tudupota.The Sinhalese form Kalingu lakinduin this king’s Hetadage portico slab inscription (EZ II 84)
Sri, – the vowel is attached or separate.
Ka, – the consonant sometimes has a forked end i.e.’ kra‘
le, – the vertical is sometimes curved at the bottom to the right, and the vowel is attached or separate.
ga – the vertical varies as in le
le- As above
ke, – the vowel is a straight or somewhat curved line, attached or separate, The consonant occasionally has a forked foot,
ja, – normal, with the right arm short and slightly bent down ; (2) as (1), but the arm straight ; (3) as (1)but the left arm has no curve ; (4) as (3), but the right arm is long and carried down almost in a line with the vertical ; (5) as (4), but the tendency is still more developed so that the letter resembles ta ; (6) in a few specimens’ the? right arm is entirely missing ; (7) as (4) or (5) but the left arm is carried in a sweep halfway up the letter.
The disposition of the legend falls into two classes, one in which the right hand aksharas are on the same level as those on the left, the other where they are higher. These classes occur in most of the coins of series I . The heads are normal.