Tam: உப்புவெளி uppuveḷi 

‘Brackish Land’  EP,  Sri Lanka

From Tam: uppu, ‘salt, salty, brackish’; and veḷi, ‘land’, ‘open space’, ‘expanse’

Behind the beach there is a saltwater lagoon with a network of backwaters and patches of mangrove swamp. There may have been salt pans here too, as in neighbouring Nilaveli.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Uppuveli Beach in Trincomalee

Uppuveli Beach in Trincomalee          Honeplus