Sin: නාවල – Tam: நாவல nāvala

‘Elephant Jungle’  WP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: na(ga), ‘elephant’; and val/vala, ‘forest, wood, jungle’.

This name dates back to the Kotte kingdom.

Nawala is a suburb of Colombo and is called the Ceramics Capital of Sri Lanka.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.

 

Nawala Junction

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