A rocky plain in the Eragama (Irakkamam) area in a area called Kuduwil with scattered pieces of terracotta pottery and iron ore indicating a iron manufacturing site 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 ;
“Two rocks with relics of Teracotta items and the place where iron has been produced, pieces of ancient pottery in Kuduwil village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. SP84C-005-07, Irakkamam in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Eragama (Irakkamam) in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º16´ 10´´ N and longitude 81º44´ 42´´ E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get directions to this place from a party familiar with the area before attempting to visit the place. It is unlikely that you will get any assistance from the villagers who are predominately non Buddhists. Unfortunately some of the extreme elements are already gradually destroying such remote heritage sites in order to erase signs ancient Buddhist civilization in the area.
Map of Eragama Kuduwil Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Eragama Kuduwil Archaeological Site
Route from Ampara to Eragama Kuduwil Archaeological Site
|Through : Eragama|
Distance :13 km
Travel time :30 min
Time to spend : 15-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map