One famous old legend relates how the Sacred Relic sought sanctuary from Portuguese invaders in a grinding stone in the thick of the jungle of Kuruwita. The Sacred Relic was the undisputed sign of leadership in Sri Lanka, to attain power over the island, the Portuguese therefore sought its possession.
Traditional Sri Lankan cooking tools. Mirisgala is a grinding stone, a flat granite slab used for grinding chilies and other spices with a smaller tube shaped stone used somewhat like a rolling pin. It is a necessity for making very tasty Pol Sambol.
Traditional Sri Lankan way of grinding spices with the grinding stone Vertical portrait of a man grinding gemstones by hand in Sri Lanka. 221,253,009 stock photos, vectors and videos
The traditional granite grinding stone in Sri Lanka is called kurahan gala in Sihalese. You can read all about this device and find an image of it on this page.
Grinding stone One of the oldest tools used in Sri Lankan cooking, the miris gala is a two stone grinder used to crush ingredients. It consists of one large, flat stone and another cylindrical stone .