Sin: රඹුක්කන rambukkana – Tam: ரம்புக்கனா rampukkaṉā

Cane Thicket’  SBP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: rambuk, ‘cane’ [Saccharum procerum]; and  Sin: ana, ‘place, grove, forest’.

Clough describes rambuk as ‘a kind of cane resembling but more elegant than the sugarcane’.

The steep ascent to Kandy begins at Rambukkana railway station: in a 21km section the track climbs 430m.

Rambukkana has the second longest railway platform in Sri Lanka.


Rambukkana Railway Station

Rambukkana Railway Station              Asith chamidu