The Nuttall Encyclopedia
ortified seaport town, prettily situated on a rocky promontory in the SW. of Ceylon; there is a good harbour, but the shipping, which at one time was extensive, has declined since the rise of Colombo.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Galle'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/galle.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.