Perawelpitiya Archaeological Ruins in Lathugala – ලාතුගල පේරවැල්පිටිය පුරාවිද්යා භූමිය
Perawelpitiya is one of the most remote villages in Ampara District situated deep inside the wilderness west of Uhana, Ampara. The Perawelpitiya Ruins lies on a hillock in the village of Lathugala and consists of a dilapidated stupa, ancient granite pillars including a foundation of buildings and scattered remnants of the ancient site. This site was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Perawelpitiya site of ruins where ruins of buildings are found with hillock of Dagoba and stone pillars at Lathugala village (latitude 07º 23′ 22” N and longitude 081º 32′ 37”E) situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/100/1, Lathugala in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Uhana in Ampara District in Eastern Province.”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get directions to the ruins from a villager in Lathugala.
Map of Perawelpitiya Archaeological Ruins
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Travel Directions to Perawelpitiya Archaeological Ruins
Route from Ampara to Perawelpitiya Archaeological Ruins
|Through : Uhana|
Distance :25 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Time to spent : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map – The exterior road network around Lathugala is mapped in Google Maps. There fore the above directions map should not be relied upon.