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.