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.