Sin: මහව mahava – Tam: மாகோ mākō

‘Great Lake’  NWP,  Sri Lanka

From: Sin: maha, ‘large, great’; and wewa, ‘lake, pond, large tank’.

Maho is a British corruption of Mahawa which in turn is a truncated form of Mahawewa; there is a sister Mahawewa in Puttalam District.

Maho has two mighty tanks nearby: Mediya Wewa (5.5km long) and Abakola Wewa (8 km long).

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.

 

Maho Junction (Mahawa)

Maho Junction (Mahawa)          Nimal Skandhakumar