Meewagala Rock Plain Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය මීවාගල ගල්තලාව ආශ්රිත පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
Meewagala rock plain lies in the remote village of Vilathalawa (Wilathalawa) in Mahaoya. Buddhist ruins of ancient stupa, a drip ledge cave with inscriptions and a funnel on the rock plain belonging to the ancient Digamadulla kingdom has been discovered on this rock plain and was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued 10th October 2014 which describes the location as follows ;
“Meewagala rock plain with hillock of Chaitya, cave with drip ledges and cave inscriptions and chronicles at
Wilathalawa village (Latitude 07º 51232′ N and longitude 081º 28889′ E) situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. 144/A, Iddapola in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Mahaoya in Ampara District in Eastern Province.”
The GPS location is marked based on the above gazette.
Map of Mahaoya Meewagala Rock Plain Archaeological Ruins
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Travel Directions to Mahaoya Meewagala Rock Plain Archaeological Ruins
Route from Mahaoya to Meewagala Rock Plain Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Kekirihena – Iddapola Road|
Distance :10 km
Travel time : 25 mins
Time to spent : 30 – 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map