Tam: பாசிக்குடா pāsikkuṭā – Sin: පාසිකුඩා pāsikuḍā

‘Green Bay’  EP,  Sri Lanka 

From Tam: pāsi/pāci, ‘green’, ‘moss’, ‘lichen’, ‘seaweed’; and kuta/kuda ‘bay, gulf, shore’.

Like its name twin in Wisconsin (U.S), Passikuda is named after the green algae that used to collect here.

Unlike its namesake, it doesn’t have a famous American football team (Green Bay Packers).

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Green algae, Pasikuda beach

Green algae, Pasikuda beach          Daniel Ramirez