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.