Sediments of stone tools of pre historic era have been discovered on a rocky plain called “Namaloya Pitiye Kella” in the area known as Ridi Ela (Rideela / Ridee Ela) in Dehiattakandiya. This area was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government on the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“226. Rock plain with sediments of stone tools of pre historic era and chronicles in the area called Namaloya Pitiya Kella in Rathmalkandura village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. 142/L, Ridi Ela in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Dehiaththakandiya in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º 42′ 49.5” N and longitude 081º 00′ 07.4” E).”
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Route from Dehiattakandiya to Namaloya Pitiya Kella Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Dehiattakandiya – Dimbulagala Road|
Distance : 8 km
Travel time : 15 mins
Time to spent : 15-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map