Everyday Lankan History

Galle (Province)

The administrative district, also known as disāvany, governing the town of Galle and its directly surrounding hinterlands. After the Colombo district, the Galle province was the biggest territory under VOC (Dutch East India Company) control in Sri Lanka. 

People like Gimara, who used the VOC’s judicial apparatus to protect her inheritance: her household’s farmlands. If she was successful in doing so, you can read here: