Elakatuwa is an ancient farming village in Lahugala which even didnt have a proper access road until recently. With the development of the long neglected Neelagiri Maha Seya in the jungles of Lahugala, a concrete road has veen built to this stupa across the paddy fields of Elakatuwa.
Ruins of building with granite pillars on the Elakatuwa paddy fields (Elakatuwa Welyaya) 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;
“Site of ruins with ancient stone pillars and buildings located in the place called “Elakatuwa Welyaya” in Perani Lahugala Grama Niladari Division in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Lahugala in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 06º 87221′ N and longitude 081º 70638′ E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get more information and directions before attempting to visit the place.
Map of Lahugala Elakatuwa Welyaya Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Lahugala Elakatuwa Welyaya Archaeological Site
Route from Siyambalanduwa to Lahugala Elakatuwa Welyaya Archaeological Site
|Through : Pottuvil Road|
Distance : 20.5 km
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to spend : 10-15 mins
Driving directions : see on google map