Nirawiya Farm Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) in Thambuttegama (තඹුත්තේගම නිරාවිය ගොවිපොළේ ගල් පාලම)

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Nirawiya Farm in Thambuttegama is managed by Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka. The farm borders Kala Oya from the north.

Ruins of an ancient stone Bridge and surrounding archaeological ruins were gazetted as “ancient monuments” on 1st February 2023 in 2 entries as below ;

The ancient stone bridge and the archaeological site in extent of 100m around it situated at the venue known as Nirawiya Farm in Nirawiya village in the Grama Niladhari Division No. 415 of Makulewa in Thambuttegama Divisional Secretary’s Division in Anuradhapura District, North Central Province. (North Latitudes 80.12162’’ N and East Longitudes 800.31448’’)

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The ancient stone bridge situated at the venue known as Nirawiya Farm, rock inscription at the venue and the slab of rock with such factors and the archaeological site in the extent of 50m around it in Nirawiya village in the Grama Niladhari Division No. 415 of Makulewa in Thambuttegama Divisional Secretary’s Division in Anuradhapura District, North Central Province. (North Latitudes 80.12055’’ N and East Longitudes 800.31611’’ E)

Other Stone Bridges of Sri Lanka

There are many stone bridges discovered in Sri Lanka. These are in various states while some have been conserved to an extent. The most popular is the bridge over the Malwathu Oya.

  1. Alubedda Stone Bridge
  2. Angammedilla National Park Stone Bridge (Polonnaruwa)
  3. Ebawalapitiya Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Deduru Oya
  4. Girihandu Seya Stone Bridge (Tiriyaya)
  5. Habagama Stone Bridge
  6. Halpan Ela Stone Bridge (Anuradhapura)
  7. Kayankerni Stone Bridge  (Eastern Province)
  8. Mahakanadarawa Wewa Stone Bridge (Mihintale)
  9. Nirawiya Farm Gal Palama (Thambuttegama)
  10. Palugaswewa Stone Bridge
  11. Pavakkulam Stone Bridge (Vavuniya)
  12. Perimiyankulama Gal Palama over Malwathu Oya (Anuradhapura)
  13. Ritigala Gal Palama (Anuradhapura)
  14. Sukara Nijjara Gal Amuna and Stone Bridge
  15. Thimbiripokuna Palamgala Gal Palama
  16. Thirappane Stone Bridge
  17. Thulawelliya Stone Bridge
  18. Ullukkulama Stone Bridge
  19. Vannadi Palama (Vannadi Stone Bridge) and Amuna
  20. Weliela Mankada Stone Bridge
  21. Yanoya Stone Bridge

References

  1. Wickramanayaka, V. (2023) ‘The Antiquities Ordinance (Chapter 188) Order Under Section 16’, The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 2317/57 edn, 1 February, pp. 2A-9A.

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Driving Directions to Nirawiya Farm Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) in Thambuttegama

Route from Thambuttegama to Nirawiya Farm Gal Palama (Stone Bridge)
Distance : 8.5 km
Travel time : 20 minutes
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