Alugalge Lena Monastery at Maligawila – මාලිගාවිල අළුගල්ගේ ලෙන වන සෙනසුණ

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Alugalgelena (Alugalge Lena) is an ancient monastery lying on the banks of Hulandawa Oya near Maligawila. A single dwelling built under a ancient rock cave is occupied by a single monk.

The Administration Report of the Archaeological Commissioner for the years 1970-1977 reports the investigation of the cave at the foot of the “Alugalge Kanda” hill which had a weathered inscrictiption. A dagoba was recorded at the summit of the hill.

Its advisable to get directions to the monastery from Maligawila Area.

Source : Dr. Ashan Geeganage


  • De Silva, R. , n.d. Administration Report of the Archaeological Commissioner for the years 1970-1977. 1st ed. Colombo: Department of the Government Printing, p 31.

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