Between the Hardy Collage and the Japanese Peace Pagoda, lies a rock plain known as Aligala. The archeological evidence of the ancient Digamadulla Kingdom including a rock inscriptions and ruins of buildings at this site 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 including the rock inscription, flight of steps, ruins of buildings, chronicles situated towards West from Japan Sama Chaitya at the place called Aligala in the area of Hardy Technical College situated in the Grama Niladhari Division No. W/89/B, Samapura in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Ampara in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 07º 17′ 09.9” N and longitude 081º 38′ 58.0”E).”
Map of Aligala Archaeological Ruins
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Travel Directions to Aligala Archaeological Ruins
Route from Ampara to Aligala Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Ampara – Inginiyagala Road|
Distance : 3.6 km
Travel time : 10 mins
Time to spent : 20 mins
Driving directions : see on google map