Sin: ගල්ගමුව galgamuva – Tam: கல்கமுவ  galkamuva

‘Rocky Village’  NWP,  Sri Lanka

Sin: gala, ‘stone, rock, rocky place’; and gama/gamuwa, ‘village’.

Tragically Galgamuwa has become the centre of a human-elephant conflict, as herds of elephants who have lost their home ranges and corridors find themselves trapped in shrub forests surrounded by villages.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.