Sin: රූමස්සල rūmassala

‘Golden Coral’  SP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: ru, ‘gold, beauty, form’; and masaragalla,coral’.

The coral reefs here are endangered and are now under sanctuary protection.

In the past, fisherman used to dynamite the coral to make fishing easier.

Rumassala Hill, also called Buono Vista, boasts one of the most spectacular coastal views in Sri Lanka.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.