Tam: பொத்துவில் pottuvil – Sin: පොතුවිල potuvila

Rush Pond’  EP, Sri Lanka

From Sin: potukola or potupan, ‘reed, rush’ [Scleria oryzoides]; and vila, ‘pond, lake, marsh’.

This coarse reed is used for mat-weaving.

The Pottuvil Lagoon is a complex of wetlands, mangrove swamps and waterways hosting an amazing range of birds and wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, monitor lizards, sea eagles, kingfishers, pelicans, and herons.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.