Tam: கதிரவெளி katiraveḷi – Sin: කතිරවෙළිය katiraveḷiya

‘Acacia Plain’   EP, Sri Lanka.

From Tam: kathiram [Mimosa catechu, Acacia catechu]; and veḷi,‘expanse’, ‘open field’, ‘plain’

This thorny tree can grow to 15m in height. Its wood is used for treating diarrhoea and sore throats, and its gum is used to restore lost youth.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.



Kathiraveli                   Luboš Holič