Tam: வவுனியா vavuṉiyā, Sin: වවුනියාව vavuniyāva

‘End of the Forest’  NP,  Sri Lanka.

From Sin: vanya/vana, ‘forest’; and nimawa, ‘end, boundary, limit’.

Vavuniya sits on the edge of the Vanni, a forest which covers most of the Northern Province, creating a boundary between Tamil kingdoms in the north and Sinhala kingdoms further south.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Vavuniya City

Vavuniya City            Vaijayanth