Partially recovered stupa among the Pankudaweli Rajamaha Vihara Archaeological Ruins

Pankudaweli Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Ruins in Karadiyanaru, Batticaloa (කරදියන්ආරු පන්කුඩාවේලි පුරාවිද්‍යා නටබුන්)

Pankudaweli Rajamaha Vihara Archaeological Ruins in Karadiyanaru is an ancient monastery belonging to the pre-Christian era. Unfortunately, most of the ruins including pillars of buildings, pillar bases, Sri Pathul stones (footprints of Buddha carved in stone slabs), rock slabs, moonstones, balustrades, door frames and ancient bricks have been bulldozed to corners.

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Batticaloa Fort

Batticaloa Fort (මඩකලපුව බලකොටුව)

The Fort in Batticaloa lies on a one of the many small islands of Batticaloa in the east coast of Sri Lanka. It was built by the Portuguese in 1628 after a Dutch fleet landed in Batticaloa in 1603 with a fleet of six ships to take part in a joint effort to oust the Portuguese from the island after an initial agreement with then King of Kandy. This infuriated the Portuguese who had a firm holding in the Island and built a small fort 1628.

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