A rock plain with Drip Ledge caves, remains of ancient stupa, steps hewn in to the living rock and other remnents of a ancient temple complex in the Hulannuge Village on the border of Monaragala and Ampara Districts has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“The site with drip edged caves, ancient brick mound, stairways carved in the natural rock and other archaeological evidences in Hulannuge village belonging to Grama Niladhari Division No. PP 12 Hulannuge in Divisional Secretary’s Division Lahugala in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 06º 89494′ N and longitude 081º 65807′ E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get more information and directions before attempting to visit the place.
Map of Lahugala Hulannuge Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Lahugala Hulannuge Archaeological Site
Route from Siyambalanduwa to Lahugala Hulannuge Archaeological Site
|Through : Pottuvil Road|
Distance : 13 km
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map