Sin: තංගල්ල tagalla – 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.


Tangalle Harbour

Tangalle Harbour             Krankman