‘Rocky Cape’ NP, Sri Lanka
From Por: Ponta das Pedras, ‘rocky point or cape’.
Point Pedro is the most northerly point in Sri Lanka, 432k; from Dondra, Sri Lanka’s southernmost point.
The Tamil name of the town in Tamil is Paruthithurai, ‘cotton harbour’.
Point Pedro grew and exported cotton to South India for many centuries.
For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.