Sin: ඇඹිලිපිටිය æmbilipiṭiya– Tam: எம்பிலிபிட்டியா empilipiṭṭiyā
‘Embilla Plain’ SBP, Sri Lanka
From Sin: (heen) embilla, a plant species native to Sri Lanka [antidesma alexiteria]; and pitiya, ‘ground, land, field, plain’.
The embilla shrub is a member of the Phyllanthaceae family of tropical plants.
It grows up to 8m and bears red fruit. Its numerous ayurvedic uses include treatments for snake bite and dysentery.
For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.