Ruins of part of a ancient Buddhist monastery lies in the area known as Ranhelagama Ellekotella village in Dehiaththakandiya. Stone pillars and ruins of an building found at this village on the borders of Mahaweli River was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location of as follows ;
“Site of ruins with stone pillars at the place of (Latitude 07º 40′ 06.7” N and longitude 081º 00′ 07.3” E) in Ranhelagama Ellekotella village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. 142/K, Bakmeedeniya in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Dehiaththakandiya in Ampara District in Eastern Province”
“Site containing ruins of buildings at the place of (Latitude 07º 40′ 06.7” N and longitude 081º 00′ 07.3” E) at the area called Ellekotella in Ranhelagma village situated in Grama Niladhari Division Bakmeedeniya in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Dehiaththakandiya in Ampara District in Eastern Province”
Map of Dehiattakandiya Ranhelagama Ellekotella Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Dehiattakandiya Ranhelagama Ellekotella Archaeological Site
Route from Mahiyanganaya to Ranhelagama Ellekotella Archaeological Site
|Through : Girandurukotte|
Distance : 47 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Time to spent : 15 – 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map