Sin: හල්මිල්ලෑව halmillǣva
‘Halmilla Lake’ NCP, Sri Lanka
From Sin: halmilla, ‘Trincomalee wood (tree)’ [Berrya cordifolia]; and Sin: wewa , ‘lake, pond, tank, reservoir’.
This reservoir is part of the ancient northern tank complex.
The Trincomalee wood tree can grow to a height of 27m and its Trincomalee tree timber has traditionally been used for shipbuilding.
For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.