Uppuveli

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Uppuveli

உப்புவெளி
Uppuveli Beach in Trincomalee city, a coastal resort city, with Konesar Malai in background
Uppuveli Beach in Trincomalee city, a coastal resort city, with Konesar Malai in background
Uppuveli is located in Sri Lanka
Uppuveli
Uppuveli
Coordinates: 8°41′0″N 81°12′0″E / 8.68333°N 81.20000°E / 8.68333; 81.20000
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceEastern
DistrictTrincomalee
DS DivisionKuchchaveli

Uppuveli (Tamil: உப்புவெளி) is a gold sand coastal resort town of the Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka located in the suburb of Sambalativu, 6 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee. A historically popular tourist destination of the island alongside the nearby Nilaveli, the numbers of visitors declined following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War, but have risen again since 2010. It is home to the Salli Muthumariamman Kovil on its coast.

Etymology[edit]

Pronounced "Uppuveli", "Uppu" means salt while "vèli" is a Sri Lankan Tamil language term for land or open space.

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