3rd Mile Post Archaeological Site in Pottuvil – පොතුවිල් වික්ටර් වතුයාය තුනේ කනුව පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
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.
These ruins 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 ;
“An Monastery complex with ruins of an old dagoba and remaining of buildings situated at third mile post belonging to Grama Niladhari Division Victor Estate 02-P-17 in Pothuvil Divisional Secretary’s Division Ampara District in the Eastern Province. (latitude 06º 52′ 56” N and longitude 081º 47′ 36” E).”
Map of 3rd Mile Post Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to 3rd Mile Post Archaeological Site
Route from Siyambalanduwa to 3rd Mile Post Archaeological Site
|Through : Lahugala|
Distance : 29 km
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to spend : 15-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map