Kohombana Archaeological Ruins in Ampara – අම්පාර කොහොඹාන පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
Kohombana village lies in the Gonagolla area Ampara District. The above picture shows the sad state of these archaeological ruins at Gonagolla village. The ancient ruins lies on a private paddy field and only a approx 4×4 meter area has been reserved for the few ruins of a ancient building marked by 4 Archaeology Dept. concrete stumps.
As you can see, the few pieces of rock pillars of the ancient building has been piled together at the center and even the small area demarcated by the archaeology department has been ploughed to plant paddy. Any significance of this site and been now reduced to pile of rubble.
This site has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014 and is described in the gazette as follows ;
“Site with ruins of buildings in Kohombana village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/102/01, Walagampura in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Uhana in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º23´ 18´´ N and longitude 081º37´ 02´´ E).”
Map of Kohombana Archaeological Ruins
The map above also shows other places of interest within a approximately 20 km radius of the current site. Click on any of the markers and the info box to take you to information of these sites
Zoom out the map to see more surrounding locations using the mouse scroll wheel or map controls.
Travel Directions to Kohombana Archaeological Ruins
Route from Ampara to Kohombana Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Uhana|
Distance : 15 km
Travel time : 25 mins
Time to spent : 5-10 mins
Driving directions : see on google map