Akurugoda Pillar Inscription (Tam Lipiya) Archaeological Site in Tissamaharamaya – තිස්සමහාරාම අකුරුගොඩ ටැම් ලිපිය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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Traveling towards the Tissa town over the picturesque Tissa reservoir, just as you pass the bund, you will see a archaeological board with the name “Akurugoda Pillar Inscription”. Taking the road to the right in front of the board and traveling 150 meters until the the road folks in to 2, you will find this lone monolithic pillar lying in under a large tree on a plot of land protected by a barbed wire fence.  A rotating gate has been installed to stop cows and other animals entering the land.

The pillar is about 30 feet in height and octagonal in shape. The brahami inscriptions is believed to be have been made round 2nd century BC.  Unfortunately Department of Archaeology doesn’t provide any information on this pillar other than the name.

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Travel Directions to Akurugoda Pillar Inscription Archaeological Ruins

Route from Tissamaharama to Akurugoda Pillar Inscription Archaeological Ruins

Through : Ruburwatta Road
Distance : 1.6 km
Travel time : 5 mins
Time to spent : 15 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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