Aligambai Buddhist Archaeology Ruins in Akkaraipattu (අක්කරේපත්තුව අලිකම්පේ බෞද්ධ පුරාවිද්‍යා නටබුන්)

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Aligambai is one of the villages situated in Alayadivembu Divisional Secretariat Division in Ampara district. The people living in Aligambai belong to a special indigenous group of gypsies who used to have their ways and life styles and speak a different language from the rest of the larger community. As the time passed by, however, this particular community has been transformed from a more or less a tribal group pattern to civilized common people of today who speak both their native language and the Tamil language.

These Buddhist Archaeology Ruins lies on a rocky outcrop amidst vast paddy fields of Aligambai. 2 flights of steps cut in to the rock to reach the top and ruins of an ancient stupa is found at the site. The stupa is almost washed away and only a small mound with overgrown with grass is found at the site.

Any other ruins of this ancient Buddhist monastery which would have existed in the surrounding area below the rock has long disappeared among the paddy fields.

At the rate the Buddhist monuments and Buddhist archaeological evidence are been wiped out in the North and Eastern regions, remains of this site too one day disappear over a single night without a trace of these important sites are not preserved for the future generations.

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Traveling Directions to the Aligambai Buddhist Archaeology Ruins in Ampara

Route from Ampara to Aligambai Buddhist Archaeology Ruins
Through : Akkaraipattu
Distance : 42 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Time to spend : 30 mins
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