Sin: මතුගම matugama – Tam: மத்துகம mattukama

‘Upper Village’  WP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: matu, ‘upper, above’; and gama, ‘village’.

Matugama is surrounded by mountains and has a history of rubber: at one time it had 1,000 acres of rubber plantations.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.