Akuloba Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය අකුල්ඔබ පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
Akuloba is a remote farming village close the newly built Rambaken Oya reservoir. Buddhist ruins of the ancient Digamadulla kingdom have been found on a hillock in Akuloba village. Ruins including a stupa, granite pillars and many other archaeological artifacts have been discovered spread over an area.
Access to Akuloba is from Borapola on the Ampara – Mahaoya Road. Take to by road opposite to the Borapola Vidyalaya which will take you to the village passing the lovely Borapola Reservoir. The Akuloba hillock was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government on the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Other archaeological remains with hillock of ancient Dagoba, ruins of buildings with stone pillars at the area surrounding Akuloba Paddy fields of (Latitude 07º 50116′ N and longitude 081º 38752′ E) belonging to Akuloba village situated in the Grama Niladhari Division, Borapola in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Mahaoya in Ampara District in Eastern Province.”
Map of Mahaoya Akuloba Archaeological Ruins
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Travel Directions to Mahaoya Akuloba Archaeological Ruins
Route from Mahaoya to Akuloba Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Mahaoya – Ampara Road|
Distance :9 km
Travel time : 30-45 mins
Time to spent : 30-45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map