Tam: ஏறாவூர் ēṟāvūr – Sin: එරාවූර් erāvūr
‘Keel Town’ EP, Sri Lanka
From Tam: era, ‘keel (of a boat)’; and ur, ‘village, town’.
Located on the bank of the Batticaloa Lagoon one could imagine rows of boats moored here along the lagoon.
Eravur is a majority Muslim town which was tragically the site of a massacre, allegedly by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in which at least 116 people were killed.
For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.