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Pamban-India bridge The place name Adampan may have been inspired by "Adam's bridge" (Irama cetu, or Rama cetu, Hindu name of the ridge of rocks crossing the Palk's Straits (Gajaba mooduyaava, මූදු යාව see discussion under Palk ...) and connecting Dhanuskodi (India) to Talaimannar (Lanka).
However, the name Adampan is found in several places which are far away from "Adam's bridge", e.g., in the North Vanni, and in the Trincomalee district (near Gomarankadavala), and hence it cannot be positively connected with Adam's bridge.
Sinhala Prakrit itself became known as "Elu", or "Hela-basa" හෙලබස.
Similarly, the name Lanka → Ilankai was adapted during the Cankam period into Dravidian languages, giving its Tamil form Ilankai, .
The early Pali writings of Sri Lanka also mention similar names for kingdoms located in the subcontinent."Eliya" implies an "open place", a "cleared place", or a region held as a "common". hist: Ancient Buddhist shrine and Dagoba, referred to by de Queyroz Map map Achchuveli, Achuvely (Yapanaya) ATHURUVAELLA ⚓name The etymology of this place-name is similar to that given in preceding discussions. This name is often found in southern maritime areas in SL.This is a location of ancient Buddhist ruins; de Queyroz, discussing the fall of Jaffna says "It remained under the Portugezen sway for upwards of 40 years, wrested from the Emperor by Philippo d'Olivero when he defeated the Cingalezen forces near Achiavelli (Achuvely) by the great pagoda". In Tamil, Ala, Alaru Alakkar, Ceru etc., are used for mud.Use of the material for scholarly and academic purposes with due acknowledgment is welcome. The name Lanka, used in the Epic chronicles, was adopted in to Prakrit with the addition of a leading vowel which could be "a, e, (h)e, or i".Thus the form Lanka → Helanka හෙලංකා appears in Sinhala Prakrit (language of the common people) as the abbreviated form Hela, හෙල.