Ruins of an ancient dagoba on a picturesque rock in Manikkamadu with steps hewn on the living rock with many other ruins which has been declared as a protected archaeological site
A rock plain with an ancient inscription, ruins of an ancient stupa and other evidence of a ancient temple complex in the village of Sapanagar in Eragama has been declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014.
Eragama Reservoir also known as Irakkamam Reservoir in tamil, is one of the largest tanks in the east built by the ancient kings of Sri Lanka found on the route to the Deegavapi Chethiya. This reservoir which had been abandoned…
Niyuguna Rajamaha Viharaya lies about 600 meters off the Siyamblanduwa – Damana – Ampara Road about 3 kms passing Damana junction towards Ampara. A typical archaeology board directs you to the turn off to a recently concreted road.
Sengamuwa is a small village you will find on the road to Pottuvil passing the Lahugala Kotavehera. Some ancient stone pillars with ruins of buildings close the Sengamuwa Reservoir has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government…
These ruins of an ancient stupa belonging to a long forgotten monastery of ancient Sri Lanka lies next to the road from Siyambalanduwa to Pottuvil has been recently restored by the department of archaeology. Other ruins of the monastery is probably hidden in the surrounding jungles.
A rocky area in the village of Darampanawa in Pottuvil, a rocky area has been identified with drip ledge caves, pre historic cave art, ruins of a stupa and other buildings. This area has been declared as a protected archaeological site.
A rock plain called Kudakalli rock with ruins of ancient buildings and steps hewn in to the living rock of a ancient temple complex in the Kudakalli Village near Kudakalli lagoon in Pottuvil has been declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014.
This rock plain with Drip Ledge caves, remains of ancient stupa, steps hewn in to the living rock and other remnents of a ancient temple complex in the Hulannuge Village on the border of Monaragala and Ampara Districts has been declared as a protected archaeological site.
A hillock with ruins of an ancient stupa, granite pillars, stone slabs, remains of buildings, steps cut in the living rock in the village known as Kandahindagama in Hulannuge on border of Monaragala and Ampara Districts
Ruins of the ancient stupa and scattered ruins of an ancient temple complex inside the Lahugala Kirivehera Viharaya premises in Lahugala was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and…
Ruins of building with granite pillars in the area known as Thiththawel Mandiya Welyaya in Lahugala has been declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014.
Elakatuwa is an ancient farming village in Lahugala which even didnt have a proper access road until recently. With the development of the long neglected Neelagiri Maha Seya in the jungles of Lahugala, a concrete road has veen built to…
“Aththani Kanu” or “Aththani Pillar Inscriptions” are ancient granite pillars with inscriptions which generally records special grants by the king to temples and other places of worship.
Remains of an ancient rampart and few stone pillars of a ancient building can be found at what villagers called Ethgala (Elephant Stable) passing the Magul Maha Viharaya.
Sengamuwa is a village you find on the road to Pottuvil passing the Lahugala Kotavehera. Some ancient stone pillars with ruins of buildings inside the Sengamuwa Army Camp has been declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014.
Yalpotha Reservoir is an ancient tank lying east of the popular Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya in Lahugala. This reservoir lies on the right to the road leading to Pottuvil just 600 meters pass the turn off to the Magul Maha Viharaya.
A rock plain on the Bogahalanda village near Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya North West of Yalpotha Reservoir has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location…
An ancient stone anicut (gal amuna) anicut at Hulannuge on the Heda Oya has been declared as a protected archaeological site.
Hulannuge Heda Oya Archaeological Site is place with ancient granite pillar ruins on the bank of Heda Oya close to the ancient stone anicut has been declared as a protected archaeological site.
Wawevehera Rajamaha Viharaya (also known as Panama Rajamaha Viharaya) and its ruins lies about five hundred meters away from the heart of the Panama, its ancient reservoir which feeds most of the areas paddy fields. Lying in a cleared patch…
Veherakema in Panama lies about 8.5 km from Panama on the route to Okanda. At the base of a rock in Veherakema lies a small Gana Kovil venerated by Hindus. A foot path from this kovil reaches the large rock plateau where ruins of an ancient monastery complex can be seen.
Radella is a remote village lying close to the Heda Oya river in Panama belonging to Lahugala Divisional Secretary area in Ampara District. This rock plain in the middle of the Radella paddy fields has been declared as a protected archaeological site
Radella is a remote village lying close to the Heda Oya river in Panama belonging to Lahugala Divisional Secretary area in Ampara District. This rock plain on the route to the Radella Reservoir has been declared as a protected archaeological site
Radella Wewa is an ancient reservoir in Radella built to accommodate drainage water from its own catchment. In 1995 and in 2000 the dam breached due to heavy floods and after the final restoration, it supplies water to 405 ha of paddy fields.
Crocodile Rock is today a tourist destination for its view of the pristine beaches of the east but unknown to many some drip ledge caves, rock cut steps and ruins of an ancient stupa can be found on this rock. The beach below this rock is a popular surfing point.
Kunakola Lagoon ( also referred as Kunukola Lagoon, Kunukala Lagoon, Kunakala Lagoon) lies bordering the sea of Panama in the Eastern Province. Lying in the middle of the jungle close to the sea, ruins of an ancient buddhist monastery lies on a rock in the village known as Kunukolakanda.
Meegahapallama is a farming village on the Kalugolla-Devalahida road between Wadinagala and Ampara.The ancient ruins in the area known as “Sellak Oya” has been declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014.
The ancient temple of Pokunugala Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya lies on an area covering number of rocky plains and is a popular buddhist temple in the area. The large rock pond at the top of a probably gave the temple its name.
Thottama is an remote village far away from any major road network in Damana Divisional Secretaries Division. The ancient temple of Thottama Kukuluwa Rajamaha Viharaya is believed to be built during the 1st century BC to the time of king Saddhatissa.
Thottama is an remote village far away from any major road network in Damana Divisional Secretaries Division. The ancient temple of Thottama Ariyakara Rajamaha Viharaya is believed to be built during the 1st century BC to the time of king Saddhatissa.
Mirahala Rajamaha Viharaya (Meerahala Rajamaha Viharaya) is an ancient temple complex in Bakmitiyawa with a history going back as far as 1st century BC to the times of king Saddhatissa. It is said that the name the villagers in this area has been distilling from Mee flowers thus the name “Mirahala” (Meerahala) was coined to the area.
Ilukpitiya Archaeological Cave lies close to the Ilukpitiya Rajamaha Viharaya in Hingurana. This cave was declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014.
The Veheragala Ruins of Damana lies in the village of Peranigama in Veheragala inside the area known as the 19A colony. These remains of the ancient Digamadulla Kingdom was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the…
Kethsirigama in Damana, Ampara is better Mihindu Aranya Senasanaya, a forest monastery built on an ancient aramic complex which is believed to be going as far as 1st century BC. In addition to this site, there are few other places in Kethsirigama where remains of the ancient Digamadulla Kingdom.
In the remote village of Madawalalanda lies two rocky mountains, one named Mattayagala. Number of drip ledge caves and ruins of a ancient buddhist complex have been discovered on this rock which have been declared as protected archaeological monuments.
There are number of sites where ruins of the ancient Digamadulla kingdom exists scattered in the jungles around Pannalgama. One such site is the Ruwanmaluwa Aranya Senasanaya, a living forest hermitage of meditating Buddhist monks.
Illukpitiya Rajamaha Viharaya (Malayadikanda Rajamaha Viharaya) complex along with the ruins on the Malayadikanda hillock has been dated to the reign of king Kavantissa of Ruhunu kingdom who ruled from 205 BC to 161 BC.
A site of ruined buildings with granite pillars belonging to the ancient Digamadulla kingdom has been discovered on the Ekgaloya Wewa and this area of ruins were declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014.
The village of Kotawehera of Ampara lies about 8.5 km away on the Inginiyagala Road from the Ampara town. Pre historic paintings in drip ledge caves have been discovered in the jungles surrounding the A.C. Camp Village in Kotawehera.
On the village of Mihindupura in Ampara lies ruins of a temple complex including a pillar inscription known as Udayapura Pillar Inscription of the ancient Digamadulu kingdom on the land known as the Pansalwattha.
The hillock with a dilapidated stupa along with granite ruins of ancient buildings on the hillock called Veheragodella in Samapura was declared as a protected archaeological site in 2014,
Samapura Pullayar Kovil lies just 800 meters from the Ampara roundabout on the Inginiyagala road adjoining the Ampara Wewa. The Rock plain with chronicles at the premises this Pullayar Kovil has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government in 2014.
Between the Hardy Collage and the Japanese Peace Pagoda, lies a rock plain known as Aligala. The archeological evidence of the ancient Digamadulla Kingdom including a rock inscriptions and ruins of buildings at this site has been declared as a…
The drip ledge cave complex in the Kossapola has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government in 2014
Ampara Saddhatissa Maha Vidyalaya lies less than 2 km from the Ampara main roundabout. The school can be reached through the Deegagamini Road on the Ampara – Uhana road or through the Buddhangala Road on the Ampara – Samanthure road.
On the village of Palaveli in Walathapitiya lies ruins of a temple complex of the ancient Digamadulu kingdom. A dilapidated stupa ruins of buildings, flights of steps and inscriptions are found on a rocky plain south to the Walathapitiya Wewa
Ruins of some buildings of the ancient Digamadulu kingdom and be found to the south-east of the spill of Walathapitiya Wewa. The area is bounded by the reservoir on the north-west, the waterway created by the spill (Pitawan Ela) on the South-East and paddy fields on the south and west.
Opposite the Dadayamthalawa Wewa (Reservoir) and next to the STF camp in Samanthure lies the Malwaththa (Malwatta) Government Seed Production Farm. On a rock plateau inside the farm lies ruins of a building of the ancient Digamadulla kingdom.
Sri Dharmendraramaya Rajamaha Viharaya in Gonagolla area in Uhana is built upon an ancient temple complex. The ancient ruins found on the grounds of this temple has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette…