Sin: මාළබේ māḷabē – Tam: மாலபே mālapē

‘Flower Grove’  WP, Sri Lanka 

From Sin: mala,’flower’; and  , ‘wood, grove’. 

Now more famous as the site for the electronic trading systems company, Millenium IT, than for its flowers.

Because it sounds like ‘Malibu’ it has always conjured up for me the image of sun, sea, sand and surf.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.