Anamaduwa

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Anamaduwa

ආණමඩුව
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Anamaduwa
Coordinates: 7°52′39″N80°0′52″E / 7.87750°N 80.01444°E / 7.87750; 80.01444 Coordinates: 7°52′39″N80°0′52″E / 7.87750°N 80.01444°E / 7.87750; 80.01444
Country Sri Lanka
District Puttalam District
Population
 (2012)
  Total38,286
Time zone UTC+5:30 (SLST)
Postal code
61500 [1]
Area code(s) 032

Anamaduwa (Sinhala: ආණමඩුව) is a town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is located about 28 km (17 mi) away from Puttalam.

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Etymology

There are few stories around the name of Anamaduwa. According to one such story, after uniting the country King Dutugemunu had given precious gifts to Nandimitra, one of the ten giant warriors belonged to the king. Nandimitra was given an area in the south-west region of Anuradhapura and he settled himself there with his battalion of Elephants. It is believed that the elephants were housed in an elephant kraal ( In Sinhalaː Ali Maduwa) where in the present day Anamaduwa is situated. As the time went and the influence brought in by the Tamil language to the area, Ali Maduwa had become to Anei Madam and then evolved to current name of Anamaduwa.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. "Sri Lanka Postal Code". elankasale.com. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. 1 2 Gazette 1586 & 23 January 2009, p. 107.