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Udayagiri Raja Maha Viharaya Archaeological Ruins at Ampara – අම්පාර උදයගිරි රජමහා විහාරය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

A stone lamp at Udayagiri Rajamaha Viharaya

Udayagiri Raja Maha Viharaya at Ampara is an ancient temple going as far as 1st-3rd century BC. It is believed that this temple lies on the battle ground of King Parakrambahu and Queen Sugala Devi.

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Samanbedda Ancient Cave Temple at Ampara – අම්පාර සමන්බැද්ද ලෙන් විහාරය

A Sri Pathul Gala at Samanbedda Len Viharaya

Samanbedda cave temple is an ancient temple complex lying close to the Ampara town.This complex is believed to be built by king Saddhatissa (137-119 BC).

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Gal Oya National Park and Senanayake Samudraya – ගල්ඔය ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Fishermen at Gal Oya through the dead trees -Gal Oya National Park

with Senanayake Samudra Sanctuary, Gal Oya Valley North-East Sanctuary, Gal Oya Valley South-West Sanctuary Size Gal Oya National Park: 25,900ha Senanayake Samudra Sanctuary: 9,324ha Gal Oya Valley North-East Sanctuary: 12,432ha Gal Oya Valley South-West Sanctuary: 15,281ha Total : 62,937 ha

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Samangala Ancient Forest Hermitage in Ampara – සමන්ගල පුරාණ ලෙන් විහාරය

Guru Lena at Samangala

Samangala Cave Temple Complex believed to be built by the king Saddhatissa (137-119 BC) of Anuradhapura  lies about 23 kilometers away from the Ampara Town. This cave complex consists of ab0ut 50 dripledged caves in the eastern slopes of the

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Rajagala [2] : An Ancient Monastery in the jungles of Ruhuna

source : Sunday island Five miles north of Ampara, looming over the village of Bakiella, lies the rocky wilderness of Rajagala. Thickly forested, still and silent, Rajagala rises above the plain. Known in ancient times as the Girikumbhila vihare, it

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Rajagala Monastery – රජගල ආරණ්‍යය නටබුන්

Rajagala Viharaya and Monastery dating back to the pre christian era is situated in the Ampara on a rugged and thickly forested rocky mountain.

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Pulukunava Raja Maha Viharaya at Ampara – පුළුකුණාව රජමහා විහාරය

Ampara Pulukunava caves and ancient ruins lies at the boundary of the Galoya scheme on the Ampara – Mahiyangana road is on a large forested hill. On the southern scrap of the hill are a large number of dripledged caves.

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Japanese Peace Pagoda in Ampara – අම්පාර ජපාන සාම චෛත්‍යය

Japanese Peace Pagoda in Ampara

Lying in middle of a elephant path near a tank in Ampara lies the Japanese Peace Pagoda of Ampara which as part of a larger worldwide peace movement which built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885-1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order.

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Digavapi [4] – The pristine glory of Dighavapi

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

Some thirteen miles east of Ampara is the ancient Buddhist shrine of Dighavapi hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. According to the University history of Ceylon in the legendary accounts of the landing of Vijaya and his followers it

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Digavapi [3] – The stronghold of Ruhunu kings

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

A region in the Uva and Eastern Provinces has suddenly become the subject of controversy in both electronic and print media. Buddhist clergy supported by laymen joined protest campaigns and marched on the streets carrying posters demanding that the Government

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Deegavapi Stupa – Digging deeper

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

The controversy over the the Dighavapi land has been growing into a big issue in Colombo but it has not touched Dighavapi or people living around it with a similar intensity.

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Deegavapi Stupa – දීඝවාපි චෛත්‍යය

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

Deegavapi is one of the 16 places which has been blessed by the Buddha’s presence. Buddha was invited to Kelaniya by Mani Akkika of Naga Tribe, ruler of the Kelaniya region on his second visit to Nagadeepa. On the 8th year of attaining nirvana Buddha decided to visit Sri Lanka for the third time specially to Kelaniya. During this visit he came to Deegavapi with 500 Arhaths and spend time meditating.

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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse – සංගමන් කන්ද ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Sangamankanda Point Lighthouse

Sangaman Kanda (Sangamankanda) is the most East point in Sri Lanka. The beaches are still un spoilt and as wide as 100 meters at some placed. The Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse has been built in 1947 with a height of 25feet. This

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Buddhangala Monastery – බුද්ධංගල ආරන්‍ය සේනාසනය

The stupa which enshrines the relics of Sariputta and Moggalana theros at Buddhangala monastery

The Buddhangala Monastery lies deep in the jungles about 7 kilometres off Ampara. The Monastery covers 1280 acres covering 5 rocks where the remains of the ancient monastery can be seen. This area belonged to the Digamadulla Kingdom which was started by Prince Dighayu in the 4th century BC.

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