Galle


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Galle

 (gäl, găl)
A city of southern Sri Lanka on the Indian Ocean. It was a trade center for the Chinese and Arabs by 100 bc and later flourished as a Portuguese and Dutch port.

Galle

(ˈɡɔːl)
n
(Placename) a port in SW Sri Lanka; along with other coastal settlements, it suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Pop: 90 270 (2001). Former name: Point de Galle

Galle

(gɑl)

n.
a seaport in SW Sri Lanka. 76,863.
References in classic literature ?
Of all the boys hurrying back to St Xavier's, from Sukkur in the sands to Galle beneath the palms, none was so filled with virtue as Kimball O'Rara, jiggeting down to Umballa behind Hurree Chunder Mookerjee, whose name on the books of one section of the Ethnological Survey was R.
A YOGA teacher from Liverpool who stood inches away from the tsunami has pledged to play her part in Liverpool's twinning with Galle.
The trigger-happy Jayaprakash drove Nasser Hussain's men to distraction when they lost to Sri Lanka in Galle 10 months ago.
ENGLAND will make no decision about Ashley Giles' fitness until just before the first Test in Galle on Thursday.
The race began with a 1.9km swim on Galle Face, followed by a 90km three- loop through the Colombo Port, Colombo Fort Area and Marine Drive and finishing with a two-loop half marathon through the Colombo Port that ended at Galle Face Green.
Summary: New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Indian skipper Virat Kohli's mentor and childhood coach, Raj Kumar Sharma has said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should punish the culprits if they find out that last year's India-Sri Lanka Test match at Galle was fixed.
More than 8000 people in the Galle and Kalutara districts have been affected by floods due to the prevailing rainy weather conditions, Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya who was reported for a suspect bowling action at the end of the first cricket Test against New Zealand at Galle will travel to Chennai with team consultant Jerome Jayaratne on August 28 to have his action tested.
Summary: Galle [Sri Lanka], Aug 18 (ANI): Sri Lanka won the first Test of the two-match series against New Zealand by six wickets here at Galle International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Ten years elder to him, Champaka Ramanayake once stepped down for him to enable him to play first class cricket game for Galle Cricket Club.
IF you are familiar with the art nouveau and the art deco glass of Galle, you will find increasing attention among collectors at auction, not only for its beauty, but also because every piece has the feature every collector wants - a signature - and prices for his work, especially early pieces, reach many thousands of pounds at auction.