Sin: මොරවක – மொறவக்க moṟavakka

‘Peacock Bend’  SP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: monara, ‘peacock’; and  waka, ‘bend, curve’.

The Nilwala Ganga and the roads that skirt it do indeed fan out here on the bend in the river like a peacock’s tail feathers.

Th town is surrounded by mountains, tea estates, cinnamon plantations and paddy fields.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.