Sin: පේරාදෙණිය pērādeṇiya – Tam: பேராதனை pērātaṉai
‘Guava Plain’ CP, Sri Lanka
From Sin: pera, ‘guava tree’ [Psidium guajava]; and deniya, ‘plain, field’.
The guava is a green, fleshy edible fruit also used in shampoo and traditional medicine.
The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens has another 4,000 plant species to boast of, including a fine collection of orchids.
Peradeniya Junction is one of the oldest railway stations in Sri Lanka. It was built in 1867 as part of the original Colombo to Kandy railway line.
The University of Peradeniya, close to Kandy, enjoys a perfect climate and an enviable location in the lush scenery of the hill country.
As its first Vice-Chanceelor commented:
“No University in the world would have such a setting”