Tikiri Tikiri Tikiri Liya
Kaleth aran lindata giya
Linda watakara Kabaragoya
Kakula kapi Diyabariya.
A village girl called Tikiri Liya
Went to the well, taking a pot to bring some water.
A reptile like a crocodile called "Kabaragoya"* came from around the well.
And she was bitten by a reptile like a snake called "Diyabariya"**.
*A very large lizard (Varanaus salvator)
**A water snake
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Varuni Upeka for contributing and translating this song.