Sin: කළුතර kaḷutara – Tam: களுத்துறை kaḷuttuṟai

‘Black River Crossing’   WP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: kalu-ganga, ‘black or dark river’; and tara, ‘raft, crossing’.

The modern crossing is the 38m Kalutara Bridge which links the Western regions to the South, as the crossing here has always done.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.

 

View of Kalutara Chaithya from the Bridge

View of Kalutara Chaithya from the Bridge          Travel Kalutara