Sin: අලුත්ගම alutgama – Tam: அளுத்கமை alutkamai.

 ‘New Village’ Town, WP,  Sri Lanka.

From Sin: alut, ‘new’; and gama, ‘village’. 

Not all that new.  It dates back to at least the 13thC and Thisara Sandeshaya, a 14thC poem written in the form of a message sent to the king through a swan, extols its many virtues.

This peaceful coastal town was disturbed by the anti-Muslim riots which hit southwestern Sri Lanka in 2014.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


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