The ancient library of the Pallegane Pothgul Viharaya contains a large number of texts written in Ola Leaf and in printed from, the vihara is designated as a pothgul vihara. The temple consist of a dagaba, chapter house and other appurtenant buildings.
Kawatayamuna Rajamaha Vihara is a temple visited by buddhists and other faiths alike due its uniqueness. The temple has no historic value, but popular for the galley of various sculptures of hell and of other.
The Bhagawa Lena cave lies hidden in the jungles about 100 meters (some say 30 meters) below the summit of Sri Pada mountain is not a place that pilgrims visit. The main reason for this to be a contender for Diva Guhawa is the ancient inscription found placed by king Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa kingdom (1187-1196) along with the line sketch of the king and a small arabic inscription.
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.
Ruins of an ancient temple complex is ruin of a ancient temple complex in Koonketiya GS division, Buttala Divisional Secretariat in Monaragala District of Uva Province. The ruins lies deep in the jungle bordering the Yala National Park on a rock plain about 10m in height known as Habessa Ruins. Among these ruins are an…
This is an ancient temple which has been forgotten by the general public for centuries. Only the fallen rock pillars which once proudly held buddhist buildings now bear witness to the antiquity of the temple.
Passing Pulinathalarama Viharaya at Ambalthota is another ancient temple called Gangarama Rajamaha Viharaya belonging to the Kandyan Era. Lying close to a tributary of the Walawe River from one side and the sea from another side, this temple too has been subjected to the horrors of the 2006 tsunami.
The Pulinathalarama Viharaya at Ambalthota is an ancient temple with a image house going back to Kandyan Era. The murals in the temple exhibiting Kandyan technique and some of these have been damaged by the Tsunami of 2006
A ruined statue of Avalokiteshvara Buddha belonging to the 7th Century BC has been discovered among the ruins in Ambalantota Girihandu Rajamaha Viharaya. Further, ruins of a Viharaya, Damma Hall and abode of monks are visible at this sacred place.
Alugallena is an ancient monastery lying on the banks of Hulandawa Oya near Maligawila. A single dwelling built under a ancient rock cave is occupied by a single monk.
Pallemalala Prehistoric Burial Grounds and Habitation Floor (පල්ලෙමලල ප්රාග් ඓතිහාසික කැනීම් ස්ථානය)
Pallemalala site, which may roughly be dated to about 4000 B.C. has furnished archaeologists with sufficient material to undertake a somewhat detailed study of this type of man and his culture.
The Tissa Wewa is one of the largest ancient irrigation tanks constructed the 3rd Century is considered the first Oblique Dam in the world
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.
Bandagiriya’s rich heritage dates back to King Mahanaga’s reign. But the ancient temple of Badagiriya is in ruins with little protection from the beating of weather, though there still lurks the splendour of the bygone era when kings dwelled and generously contributed to the perpetuation of Buddhism and the construction of temples.
Bandagiriya forms the highest point in Hambantota District. Located at its summit is the ancient Bandagiriya Vihara (temple). In Dathuwamsa, one of the ancient chronicles of Sri Lankan history, it is mentioned that this temple was built by King Kawantissa in the 2nd century BC.