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The arms are double canting, showing a rock (gala in Sinhalese) and a rooster (gallus in Latin). The helmet was also used by the city of Jaffna and indicates that these cities were of high importance to the colony (after Colombo).
The above image dates from a manuscript dating from 1717/1720. The town currently does not use arms.
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© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink
Literature : Silva, de and Beumer, Illustrations and views of Dutch Ceylon 1602-1796, 1988.