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.