Punanai

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Punanai
புனானை
Village
Batticaloa Highway from Punanai
Batticaloa Highway from Punanai
Punanai is located in Sri Lanka
Punanai
Punanai
Coordinates: 7°58′0″N 81°23′0″E / 7.96667°N 81.38333°E / 7.96667; 81.38333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
District Batticaloa
DS Division Koralai Pattu West

Punanai (Tamil: புனானை) is a small hamlet in Sri Lanka, made famous in 1920 by a man-eating leopard. This is reflected in the book titled "The Man-Eater of Punanai - A Journey of discovery to the jungles of old Ceylon",[1][2] by Christopher Ondaatje

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Coordinates: 7°58′N 81°23′E / 7.967°N 81.383°E / 7.967; 81.383