Two locations close to each other in the village of Bunteka in the Bakkiela area in Ampara has been identified and declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014. First site consists of ruins of ancient buildings with granite pillars. The other site lies about 100 meters away in middle of a paddy field and also consists of ruins of stone pillars belonging to an ancient building, probably of the same monastic complex.
The two sites are described in the gazette as follows ;
“Site of the ruins of buildings with stone pillars in Rajagalathenna 80 Bunteka village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/104/3, Rajagalathenna North in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Uhana in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º28´ 33´´ N and longitude 081º38´ 37´´ E)”
“Site where ruins of buildings are scattered with stone pillars in Rajagalathenna 80 Bunteka village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/104/3, Rajagalathenna North in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Uhana in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º28´ 36´´ N and longitude 081º38´ 37´´ E).”
GPS locations are marked based on the above descriptions. However it is recommended to get directions to the site beforehand.
Map of Bunteka Village Archaeological Ruins
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Travel Directions to Bunteka Village Archaeological Ruins
Route from Ampara to Bunteka Village Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Uhana|
Distance : 25 km
Travel time : 30-40 mins
Time to spent : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map