Tam: வல்வெட்டித்துறை valveṭṭittuṟaiSin: වල්වෙට්ටිතුරෙයි valveṭṭitureyi

‘Forest Path Harbour’  NP,  Sri Lanka

From Tam: vallai, ‘thicket, forest’;  vetti, ‘way, path’; and Sin/Tam: tara/tura/thurai, ‘seaport, harbour’.

The Vadamarachchi lagoon or Thondamannar lagoon forms a long corridor of palmyra palms, coconut trees, grassland, arid scrubland and open forest.

Valvettithurai (a.k.a. VVT or Valvai) has long been an important harbour for trade, fishing and smuggling. 

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Children with Fishing Nets, Valvettithurai

Children with Fishing Nets, Valvettithurai          Adam Jones