Kottadamuhela is one of the many rocky outcrops in Yala with ruins of the ancient Rununu kingdom in the pre christian era. This site consists of two ruined stupas on the peaks and number of caves with dripledges with Brahmi inscriptions. These inscriptions have been dated to 2nd century BCE.
Mandagala is one of the many rocky outcrops in Yala with ruins of the ancient Rununu kingdom in the pre christian era. Very few from relevant authorities have visited these rocky hill-tops packed with caves with ancient ledge inscriptions. These inscriptions have been dated from 2nd century BCE to 4th century CE.
Dematagala is the highest rock of the Yala Strict Nature Reserve (Block 2) and much of the surround country. During early 20th century 51 drip ledged caves and a remains of a large stupa was recorded at peak of Dematagala. The inscriptions at the site have been dated to 2nd century BC.
Lunuatugalge is a massive cave 5 km south of Thalaguruhela Monastery ruins. This fabulous rock, rising 400 feet in a gentle arc sheltering one of the most beautiful caves in Sri Lanka. It is approximately 200 feet long and as much as 30 feet broad in places, and had evidently housed many families in ancient times.
Less than two miles along the coast from Pillinnawa modera, towards Pothana, is a ridge that rises steeply above the shore. At the base of the cliff are rocks eroded into the shape of a man, which gives the cliff its name Minihagalkanda (miniha-gal-kanda).
Knabiso Galge, also called Kanabisunge Galge, was reported to be in a remarkable state of preservation in 1974. The white lime-washed walls of this cave that nestles under a crag 200 feet above the plains, were still intact. So are its two little windows and its door through which bear and leopard now stalk seeking shelter
Above the rock water-hole called Padikema has on its sloping, upper western face an artificial arrangement of boulders and stone blocks, now much displaced, forming three sides of a rectangle, the fourth side being formed by the natural row of summit boulders beneath which were constructed, in pre-Christian times, several caves.
Almost all the rocky outcrops in this jungle are dotted with ruins of Buddhist monasteries. Silavakanda is the name given to a series of rock-groups about one mile north-east of Magul Maha Viharaya. The highest point of this rocky outcrop is 354 feet high. The caves are not close together but are spaced fairly far apart and some of them are of large size.
Almost all the rocky outcrops in this jungle are dotted with ruins of Buddhist monasteries. Moderagala is a prominent, pointed rock 228 feet high, visible from certain points on the Yala-Katagamuwa Road. Around it are four or five other high rocks and numerous boulders and outcrops. One of these higher rocks lies a stupa ruined by time and treasure hunters. At the lower levels are about a dozen drip-ledged caves, three of which bear inscriptions.
Yala was initially started as a Game Sanctuary by the British in 1894 today Yala National Park has the highest concentration of Leopards in the world. Yala covers more than 100,000 hectares of wildlife with Kirinda to west, Kataragama to North, Panama to east and the Indian ocean to the south. Yala is divided in to 5 areas known as block 1 to 5. The most visited area is block one.
Akasa Chethiya js a a stupa belonging to an monastic complex belonging to 2-3 century BC on top of the massive Elephant Rock inside Yala National Park (Block 1)
Ridiyagama Safari Park is 500 acre safari park, zoo in Ridiyagama area of Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. The park was opened to the public on 28 May 2016. Although the park reservation is 500 acres in size, only about 200 acres are currently been developed and is been gradually enlarged.
The Dry Zone Botanic Gardens in Mirijjawila, Hambantota consist of plants, trees and herbal plants that are grown in the dry zone. Areas for a butterfly garden, a plant nursery, a student park, a plant conservation unit, a flower garden, and ornamental bushes have been separately developed.
Gonagala is a rocky outcrop in the Yala Wildlife Sanctuary lying off the the route to Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya with 11 cave inscriptions and ruins of a temple from the 2nd century BC.
“Thalaguruhela Ruins” was discovered by a British land surveying unit in British Ceylon around 1920, about 100 years ago, and was placed on the “1 inch: 1 mile” map.
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.
Veheradivulana (Divulanagoda) Archaeological Site inside Yala National Park (යාල වෙහෙරදිවුලාන නටබුන්)
An ancient temple complex going back to pre christian era hidden in the jungles on the Yala Border vandalized by treasure hunters.
Sandagiri Stupa is considered the oldest stupa in South built in the 3rd century BC enshrining relics sent by King Asoka and a rare conch shell
Veheragodella Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient temple complex belonging to the ancient Ruhunu Kingdom which dates back to pre christian era. The ancient stupa of Veheragodella has been listed as a protected archaeological monument by the Department of Archaeology in 2009.