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.