Piyangala Chithralena at Ampara – අම්පාර පියන්ගල චිත්‍ර ලෙන

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Piyangala Cave Painting ( Chitra Lena)
Piyangala Cave Painting ( Chitra Lena)
Photo by Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Piyangala Chitralena (cave of frescoes)  is an huge cave with ancient veddha paintings lying close the the Piyangala Forest Hermitage. An archeology department board just before the turn off to the Pulukunava Raja Maha Viharaya directs you this majestic cave. The cave lies about 100 meters away from the road.

Locals call this “Nagas” cave because a terrorist called “Nagas” was found dead here, after been shot by the military.

Primary Source and Photos ” Dr Ashan Geeganage

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Travel Directions to Piyangala Chithralena at Ampara

Route from Ampara to Piyangala Chithralena at Ampara
Though : Mahaoya Road
Distance : 29 km
Travel time : 1/2 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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