In front of the Siva Kovil in the village of Palaveli in Walathapitiya lies a rock plain consisting of ancient letters and signs which has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Rock plane with other archeological evidences including ancient letters and signs in front of the premises of Shivankovil belonging to Palaweli Village situated in the Grama Niladhari Division 89B, Walathapitiya 01 in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Samanturei in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º18´ 27.6´´ N and longitude 81º43´ 05.1´´ E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get directions to the site beforehand. The area dominated by non Buddhist community and most might be reluctant to expose such archaeology locations.
Map of Palaveli Siva Kovil Archaeological Ruins in Walathapitiya
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Travel Directions to Palaveli Siva Kovil Archaeological Ruins in Walathapitiya
Route from Ampara to Palaveli Siva Kovil Archaeological Ruins in Walathapitiya
|Through : Ampara – Samanthure Road|
Distance :6 km
Travel time : 10 mins
Time to spent : 15 mins
Driving directions : see on google map