Aththikandam Archaeological Site in Sagama – සාගම ආත්තිකණ්ඩම් පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
A rocky plain in the Sagama area in a area called Sagama Aththikandam with ruins of an ancient stupa and other ruins on the rock plain has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Hillock of ancient Stupa, ruins of buildings at surrounding area and rock plane with archeological ruins belonging to Aththaikandam village situated in Grama Niladhari Division Kambiluwil 02 in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Thirukkowil in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 07º08´ 17´´ N and longitude 81º48´ 46´´ E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get directions to this place from a party familiar with the area before attempting to visit the place. It is unlikely that you will get any assistance from the villagers who are predominately non Buddhists. Unfortunately some of the extreme elements are already gradually destroying such remote heritage sites in order to erase signs ancient Buddhist civilization in the area.
Map of Sagama Aththikandam Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Sagama Aththikandam Archaeological Site
Route from Ampara to Sagama Aththikandam Archaeological Site
|Through : Eragama|
Distance :32 km
Travel time :60 min
Time to spend : 15-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map