Madawala Stone Inscription – මැදවල ශිලා ලේඛනය

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madawala Stone Inscription

madawala Stone Inscription
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madawala Stone Inscription

madawala Stone Inscription
Picture source : Dinamina

Madawala is a village in Pahatha Dumbra of Kandy District. This valuable inscription is located in a land called Akuraketugalewatta. This inscription is said to be written by a person called Jothi on the seventeenth year of King Parakramabahu VI s reign (A.D. 1428/9 or 1431/2). Jothi probably was the Jothiya Sitano who ruled the Kandian region during King Parakramabahu VI.

The King has selected this area to rest during his visits to Polonnaruwa from his capital of Kotte. During his stay not only he obtained rice and other grains but also recruited soldiers for this army. As a gratitude the king donated land to the villagers and this inscription was written in memory of this incident.

madawala Stone Inscription

madawala Stone Inscription
Picture source : Dinamina

The inscription can be reached by traveling about 500 meters on a side road from the the Madawala town. Although archeology department has setup some name boards, some villages has encroached this place putting up fences claiming this land. Recently it was reported that people has tried to destroy this rock using dynamite. Madawala is a currently Muslim dominated area

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Route from Kandy to Madawala Inscription

Route from Digana to Madawala Inscription

Through : Mahaiyawa
Distance :10 km
Travel time : 30mins
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Through : Madawala – Rajawella Road
Distance :9 km
Travel time : 20 minutes.
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