Kaudulla Ancient Amuna (කවුඩුල්ල පැරණි අමුණ)

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The headwaters of Kaudulu Oya originates from the ancient Kaudulla Reservoir. The canal starts from the Kaudulla reservoir sluice gate at Bisobandara Devalaya on the embarkment and snakes through farmland before reaching Medirigiriya town.

The ancient anicut on Kavuduluoya lies about 325 meters before it reaches Medirigiriya town. A new anicut has been built just above these ruins today. The ancient anicut of Kaudulu Oya has been built using massive blocks of stone, parts of which still can be found at the site.

Kavuduluoya anicut in Medirigiriya village (80 08′ 22.9” N and 800 57′ 41.2” E) belonging to Grama Niladhari Division No. 87, Medirigiriya in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Medirigiriya in Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province was declared as a protected archaeology site on 20th March 2017.


  • Kariyawasam, A V. (2017) ‘THE ANTIQUITIES ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 188)’, The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka EXTRAORDINARY, 2011/7.

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Route from to Dambulla to Kaudulla Ancient Amuna
Through : Habarana
Distance : 58 km
Travel time : 1 hour
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