Radella Archaeological Site II in Panama – පානම රදැල්ල පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය II

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The rock in the middle of the paddy field in Radella  where archaeological evidence of an ancient temple exists

The rock in the middle of the paddy field in Radella where archaeological evidence of an ancient temple complex  exists

Radella is a remote village lying close to the Heda Oya river in Panama belonging to Lahugala Divisional Secretary area in Ampara District.

A rock plain in the middle of the Radella paddy fields has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;

“Rock plain with archaeological evidences situated in the middle of “Radella” paddy field in Radella village in Grama Niladari Division No. PP 04 Panama North in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Lahugala in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 06º 82123′ N and longitude 081º 76987′ E).”

GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get more information and directions before attempting to visit the place. It is very unlikely that you would get any assistance in locating this site from the predominately non buddhist villagers who would prefer to see such sites disappear.

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Map of  Radella Archaeological Site II

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The map above also shows other places of interest within a approximately 20 km radius of the current site. Click on any of the markers and the info box to take you to information of these sites.

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Travel Directions to Radella Archaeological Site II

 Route from Pottuvil to Radella Archaeological Site II

Through : Panama
Distance : 18 km
Travel time : 45  mins
Time to spend : 15-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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