Rumassala

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Rumassala is another beautiful place in the city of Galle. During the colonial era, it was known as the "Buena Vista"(pleasant view). According to an ancient book called the Ramayana, this is part of the Himalayan mountain range in India. It further demonstrates that the herbs of Mount Rumassala are similar to those of the Himalayas. It is also home to many species of animals, including endemic birds, reptiles, etc.  Therefore, the Rumassala mountain is biodiversity-rich.

In the past, this place has been used as a watering-place to fill their craft with fresh water. The ruins of the jetty can still be seen today. Furthermore, the sea around Rumassala is rich in coral and marine biodiversity. You can check it out by coming here. However, it's a great place to relax and enjoy.