Sin: කෑගල්ල kǣgalla – Tam: கேகாலை kēkālai
‘Stone or Cave Dwelling ’ WP, Sri Lanka
From Sin: keta/ket/ke/ge, ‘dwelling, house, abode’; and gala, ‘stone, rock, rocky place’.
Kegalle has a few dozen ancient rock caves, now protected archaeological monuments with inscriptions, shrines and evidence of human habitation.
The modern town produces, rubber, rice and graphite.
Rubber smallholdings contribute nearly 80% of Sri Lanka’s total rubber production and Kegalle District has the largest number of small-scale rubber production units.