On the village of Palaveli in Walathapitiya lies ruins of a temple complex of the ancient Digamadulu kingdom. A dilapidated stupa ruins of buildings, flights of steps and inscriptions are found on a rocky plain south to the Walathapitiya Wewa
This area of ruins has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
Palaweli archaeological site with other archaeological evidences including the ruins of a Bodhighara of an ancient Chaitya, building sites, inscriptions, flight of steps belonging to Palaweli village situated in the Grama Niladhari Division No. 89B, Walathapitiya 01 in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Sammanture in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 07º 18′ 34.3” N and longitude 081º 43′ 09.1”E). ”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get directions to the ruins beforehand. The area dominated by non Buddhist community and most might be reluctant to expose this location. .
Map of Palaveli Archaeological Ruins in Walathapitiya
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Travel Directions to Palaveli Archaeological Ruins in Walathapitiya
Route from Ampara to Palaveli Archaeological Ruins in Walathapitiya
|Through : Ampara – Samanthure Road|
Distance :6.5 km
Travel time : 15 mins
Time to spent : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map