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.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Rambukkana Railway Station

Rambukkana Railway Station              Asith chamidu