Tam: புத்தூர் puttūr
‘New Town’ NP, Sri Lanka
From Tam: puththu/puttu, ‘new’; and ur, ‘town, city’.
In 1976 the fledgling Tamil Tigers robbed a bank here in brazen cinematic style and got away with LKR700,000 in cash and jewellery.
Puttur boasts the Nailavarai Bottomless Well. It probably does have a bottom but it never runs out of water.
For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.