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Pallemalala Prehistoric Burial Grounds and Habitation Floor – පල්ලෙමලල ප්‍රාග් ඓතිහාසික කැනීම් ස්ථානය

Pallemalala Prehistoric burial grounds and Habitation Floor

Pallemalala discovery throws new light on Lanka’s pre-historic culture A major archaeological breakthrough that could shed new light on the physical type and lifestyle of the island’s pre-historic population has been accomplished by a team of Sri Lankan Archaeologists. This

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Tissa Wewa at Tissamaharama – තිස්සමහාරාම තිස්ස වැව

Tissa Wewa at Tissamaharama

The First Oblique Dam in the world The Tissa Wewa is one of the four large ancient irrigation tanks in the area and is believed to be constructed the 3rd Century BC by King Yatala Tissa, or regional king Maha

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Tissamaharama Rajamaha Viharaya – තිස්සමහාරාම විහාරය

Tissamaharama Rajamaha Viharaya built by regional king Mahanaga in the 3rd century BC

This massive Tissamaharama Stupa (Tissamaharamaya) is believed to be built by King Mahanaga in the 3rd century BC or King Kavanthissa in the 1st century BC and is the largest stupa in the ancient southern kingdom.

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Debarawewa Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya – දෙබරවැව පශ්චිමාරාම රජමහා විහාරය

Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Debarawewa Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya is situated on the bank of Kirindi Oya, by the side of the Weerawila-deberawewa main road. Construction of this temple is attributed to King Mahanaga of the 3 rd century BC. This was an important temple, very

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Padikemgala [2] – Jungle shrine of Padikemgala

Padikemgala Raja Maha Viharaya

  Enjoy the bus ride down the picturesque road from Suriyawewa to Mahagal Wewa in the Northern part of Hambantota District. The sight ahead, through the bus’ windscreen of the shrub plain against the mild rays of sun is beckoning.

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Padikemgala Raja Maha Viharaya – පඩිකෙම්ගල පුරාණ විහාරය

Padikemgala Raja Maha Viharaya

Padikemgala Raja Maha Viharaya (Hambantota district) nestles in the Walawe basin, from where it is still closer to reach this historical Temple along the Embilipitya-Sooriyawewa Road.

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Debarawewa Menik Vehera – දෙබරවැව මැණික් රජමහා විහාරය

Debarawewa Menik Rajamaha Viharaya

Menik Vehera situated within close proximity to Yatala Stupa is not large in size. It was restored in 1894 keeping to the original shape. This stupa is also attributed to King Mahanaga. Henry Parker believes that it was constructed by King Dutugemunu.

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Kirinda Viharamahadevi Raja Maha Viharaya – කිරින්ද රජමහා විහාරය

Kirinda Raja Maha viharaya

A fisherman roaming the sea-coast spied a strange craft cast ashore at a spot called Dovera, near Kirinda. Coming nearer, he beheld the princess and forthwith carried the news to the king of the southern kingdom of Rohana – where Kavantissa ruled at Magama

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Hambanthota Lighthouse – හම්බන්තොට ප්‍රදීපාගාරය

Habanthota Lighthouse

The Hambanthota Lighthouse was built in 1913 with a height of 14 metres. This is a round masonary tower with a lantern and a gallery. The rocks which have been used to build this tower gives a the impression of a black and white spiral paint on the tower. Has been operational till 1970’s but currently in a dilapidated state.

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Great Basses & Little Basses Reef lighthouses – මහා රාවණා හා කුඩා රාවණා ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Little Basses Reef lighthouse

Great Basses reef and the Little Basses reef are two rock formations on the south-east coast of Sri Lanka. Locals call these ‘Maha Ravana’ and Kuda Ravana’ reefs respectively.

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