Kossagala is a remote village in the Ampara District situated deep inside the wilderness west of Uhana. The Kossagala Kanda is a small hillock with number of drip ledge caves with inscriptions which probably belonged to a forest monastery thousands of years ago in the village of Lathugala. This site was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Kossagalakanda with drip ledged caves containing cave inscriptions and other marks in Kossagala village (latitude 07º 23′ 58” N and longitude 081º 34′ 59”E) situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/104/A005, Walagampura in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Uhana in Ampara District in Eastern Province”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get directions to the ruins from a villager in Lathugala. In addition, access difficulties to this site is unknown.
Map of Kossagala Kanda Archaeological Ruins
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Travel Directions to Kossagala Kanda Archaeological Ruins
Route from Ampara to Kossagala Kanda Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Uhana|
Distance :25 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Time to spent : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map – The exterior road network around Lathugala is mapped in Google Maps. There fore the above directions map should not be relied upon.