Navehera Archaeological Site – නාවෙහෙර පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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Navehera Archaeological Site lies between the towns of Kebithigollewa and Horowpothana in the Anuradhapura District. The turn off to this site can be found about 10km from the Horowpothana junction.

Before the liberation from the LTTE Terrorists, the villages of this area was under constant treat and on 15 June 2006, 60 innocent civilians including women and children were killed by a Tamil Terrorist claymore attack on a bus during a ceasefire agreement which known today as the Kebithigollewa Massacre. But fortunately with the wipe out of these terrorists n 2009, these areas are now freely accessible.


The Department of Archaeology has carried out excavation and preservation of a fairly large Stupa with circumference of approximately 60m, ruins of number of buildings consisting granite pillars and balustrades and an pillar inscription can be seen among the preserved artifacts.

Among the buildings, ruins of what has been identified as a Hindu Kovil too can be seen.

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Map of Navehera Archaeological Site

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Travel Directions to Navehera Archaeological Site

Route from Anuradhapura to Navehera Archaeological Site

Route from Vavuniya to Navehera Archaeological Site

Through : Mihintale – Kahatagasdigiliya – Horowpatana
Distance : 66 km
Travel time : 1.5  hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Kebithigollewa
Distance : 38 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map


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