Vakaneri Ancient Buddhist Ruins – වාකනේරි බෞද්ධ පුරාවස්තු භූමිය

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In ancient Sri Lanka Vakaneri was called “Vahaneriya”. In the Vakaneri colony near Valachchenai is an ancient site with a pilfered dagaba and the remains of three structures. There are also the remains of a pond and a stone prakara around it.

The site unlisted and probably neglected. Current status of these ruins are unknown. The exact location of these ruins are are also unknown. Any further information on these ruins are welcome. To contact the website, please leave a comment on the comment area or the amzinglanka facebook page

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The above point only marks the Vakaneri Colony. The exact location of these ruins are unknown. Any further information on these ruins are welcome.

The map above also shows other places of interest within a approximately 20 km radius of the current site. Click on any of the markers and the info box to take you to information of these sites.

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Travel Directions to Ancient Buddhist Ruins at Vakaneri

The site is located in Pareliya on the Colombo – Galle Road about 95 km away from Colombo.

Route from Colombo to Vakaneri

Through : Kurunegala – Polonnaruwa – Manampitiya – Welikanda
Distance : 280 km
Travel time : 6 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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