Description of Rumassala Sanctuary

Rumassala is a small hill forest cover situated closer to the beach .The famous story of Rumassala related to Ramayana which is a mythical encounter between Rama and Ravana. The colonial name of Rumassala is Buno Vista implies “pleasant view”. Rumassala hill, forest and sea are declared as a wildlife sanctuary. Bonavista coral reef is also a part of it.

It is a heaven for herbs. Researchers have found 150 different species of herbs on Rumassala Hill. These species are unique in that area. In past ships come to Galle harbor used southern end of Rumassala, known as watering point, to stock up with fresh water.