Collection of Miscellaneous Archaeology sites with little information in Sri Lanka

Ruins of Naigala Rajamaha Viharaya at Weeraketiya - වීරකැටිය නයිගල රජමහා විහාරයේ නටබුන්
Ruins of Naigala Rajamaha Viharaya at Weeraketiya – වීරකැටිය නයිගල රජමහා විහාරයේ නටබුන්

Pilimalena Kanda in Yala

Lies in Ruhuna National Park. 1.5km from Allagala. There are 10 caves on the hill slopes. 9 caves are with with Brahmi Inscriptions. Cave number bore 2 inscriptions referring to the chieftain called SIVA as the doner. The sides and the cielings of several caves had traces of plaster with paintings.

  • Administration Report of the Archaeological Commissioner for the years 1970-1977

Pilimayaya Ruins in Yala

On the flat terrain east to the Pilimalena Kanda there are remains of an image house with a stone doorway. It faced North and only the stone pillars were in evidence. a small chamber with circumambulatory within the image house could have been the sanctum. (garbha ghara). Its image is said to have been removed to a temple named Paschimaramaya.  the stone receptacle for foot ablutions which should have been at the entrance of the image house was found at its rear. 

A structure measuring 7.5 x 12 m with stone pillars was found about 6 m to the south of the image house.

About 15 to the north of the image house there were remains of a  the Dagoba. It had been despoiled down to its base by Treasure Hunters.  However some of the brick courses of the Hatharas Kotuwa (cube) were  still in place. stone flower altars were found to the East and West of the dagoba. The latter had been constructed on a terrace. The bricks of it’s retaining wall were found scattered about. raised structure with stone pillars on the east side of the terrace could have been an entrance.

  • Administration Report of the Archaeological Commissioner for the years 1970-1977

Muniammagama Ruins in Yala

An ancient monastery referred to as Uttararama Rajamaha Viharaya is situated one mile from Allagala on the  Debarawewa road. it is about 4 acres in extent but has been extensively disturbed by recent activities and a new monks residence has been built upon an ancient mound. The head and a part of the left foot of a limestone Budda image seen on the short wall of the building. The hair (Makutaya) of the Statue was represented in an unusual style. there was no depiction of a robe, down to the shank of the Statue.

To the east of the monk’s residence there was a dagoba which has been levelled. Stone foot ablutions receptacle buried stone pillars and brickbats occur in the vicinity. A slab inscription cracked by fire was copied. 

  • Administration Report of the Archaeological Commissioner for the years 1970-1977

Beralihela Kanda Ruins in Yala

This hill is situated abut one mile to the east of Allagala. Several caves with drip ledges were inspected. Four had Brahmi inscriptions.

There is a dagba at the summit of the hill. This has been used as a survey point. Another stupa destroyed by treasure hunters is found on a rock outcrop on the side of the hill.

  • Administration Report of the Archaeological Commissioner for the years 1970-1977