Sin: තංගල්ල taṅgalla – Tam: தங்கல்லை taṅkallai
‘Grass Rock’ SP, Sri Lanka
From Sin: tana, ‘grass’; gala, ‘stone, rock, rocky place’.
Tangalle, a fishing port, has the second largest blowhole (sea geyser) in the world and its beaches are a magnet for tourists.
It has a small Dutch fort which was used by the British as a prison, and still is.
For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.