Sin: මොරටුව moraṭuva – Tam: மொறட்டுவை moṟaṭṭuvai

‘Senna Plain’  WP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: moratu, ‘avaram senna’ [Senna auriculata]; and eliya, ‘open space, plain’.

The avaram senna is a yellow-flowered shrub in the legume family which grows in dry and coastal areas in Sri Lanka.

It is suitable for landscaping and treating constipation.

Moratuwa is more famous now for its furniture and jak fruit trees.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.



Sign at Moratuwa railway station

Sign at Moratuwa railway station          Nimal Skandhakumar