Tamil: The districts of Sri Lanka

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Senior Member
England, English (UK)
Hi, does anybody know how to write any of the districts of Sri Lanka in Tamil, e.g. Vavuniya is வவுனியா, I think, but I'm not sure. If anybody knows any of them, I would be very greatful. However, if I could find out how to say all 25, that would be really helpful. Thanks.
  • panjabigator

    Senior Member
    Am. English
    There aren't too many Sinhalese speakers on this site, so I went to Wikipedia and found this article. Click on each district and then just change the language of the page to Sinhalese and you should find what you need.


    Senior Member
    England, English (UK)
    Thanks Panjabigator! I did that, only I changed the language into Tamil. That was a great idea and it worked very well for almost all. This is what I found:

    Sri Lanka: இலங்கை

    Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka:
    இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சமத்துவ குடியரசு

    Ampara: அம்பாறை

    Anuradhapura: அனுராதபுரம்

    Badulla: பதுளை

    Batticaloa: மட்டக்களப்பு

    Colombo: கொழும்பு

    Galle: காலி

    Gampaha: கம்பகா

    Hambantota: அம்பாந்தோட்டை

    Jaffna: யாழ்ப்பாணம்

    Kalutara: களுத்துறை

    Kandy: கண்டி

    Kegalle: கேகாலை

    Kilinochchi: கிளிநொச்சி

    Kurunegala: குருநாகல்

    Mannar: மன்னர்

    Matale: மாத்தளை

    Matara: மாத்தறை

    Moneregala: மொனராகலை

    Mullaitivu: முல்லைத்தீவு

    Nuwara-Eliya: நுவரெலியா

    Polonnaruwa: பொலன்னறுவை

    Puttalam: புத்தளம்

    Ratnapura: இரத்தினபுரி

    Trincomalee: திருகோணமலை

    Vavuniya: வவுனியா

    Editted to add: Does this seem right to those of you who know for sure? Thanks.

    P.S. The English is not always an exact transliteration, or even a transliteration at all, e.g. Jaffna.
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