Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Galle

Galle, a fortified town in the S.W. of Ceylon (q.v.). It is situated on a low rocky promontory, and has a good harbour in a small bay, which, however, has become of less importance since the construction of a breakwater at Colombo. The town is beautifully provided with trees, and has some interesting old Dutch buildings.