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.


Markazul Islami Jum'a Masjid, Eravur

Markazul Islami Jum’a Masjid, Eravur    Umairahmadh