Kolongemmegoda Rock Plain Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය කොලොන්ගැම්මේගොඩ ගල්තලාව ආශ්රිත පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
Kolongemmegoda rock plain lies in the remote village of Vilathalawa (Wilathalawa) in Mahaoya. Buddhist ruins of ancient stupa, granite pillars of buildings of the Digamadulla kingdom and stone tools of pre historic era has been discovered on this rock plain and was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government on the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Kolongemmegoda rock plain with hillock of ancient Dagoba, ruins of buildings with stone pillars, ponds and sediments of stone tools of pre historic era at Wilathalawa village (Latitude 07º 55420′ N and longitude 081º 27977′ E) situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. 144/A1, Iddapola in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Mahaoya in Ampara District in Eastern Province.”
The GPS location is marked based on the above gazette.
Map of Mahaoya Kolongemmegoda Rock PlainArchaeological Ruins
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Travel Directions to Mahaoya Kolongemmegoda Rock Plain Archaeological Ruins
Route from Mahaoya to Kolongemmegoda Rock PlainArchaeological Ruins
|Through : Mahaoya – Aralaganwila Road|
Distance :11 km
Travel time : 30-45 mins
Time to spent : 15-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map
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