Keenawaththa Drip Ledge Caves Archaeological Ruins in Damana – දමන කීනවත්ත පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
Hingurana, which belongs to the Ampara district has been part of the ancient Digamdulla Kingdom which had flourished since the pre – christian era.
A cave complex with carved out drip ledges and ancient cave inscriptions in Keenawaththa village in the Damana area of Ampara district has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Cave complex with drip ledges and inscriptions at the place called 35A land belonging to Grama 09 Keenawaththa village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/27/E, Keenawaththa in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Damana in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º22´ 98.2´´ N and longitude 81º65´ 430´´ E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get exact location from a person familiar with the area. A close by temple will be your best source of information.
Map of Damana Keenawaththa Drip Ledge Caves Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Damana Keenawaththa Drip Ledge Caves Archaeological Site
Route from Lahugala Road to Keenawaththa Drip Ledge Caves Archaeological Site
|Through : Hingurana|
Distance : 13.5 km
Travel time :30 min
Time to spend : 30-60 mins
Driving directions : see on google map