Archaeologists firmly believe that excavation surveys conducted at the Dorawaka Caves at Warakapola reveal information of the Mesolithic Era, the third phase of the Stone Age.
The Alu Lena (Alu Galge) Attanagoda near Kegalle derives its name from the presence of ashes (alu) across the 5 x 3 m floor, a testimony to historic occupation of the site by game poachers.
We stood in front of a vast mound of crumbling earth. These were the ruins of the Kota Vehera at Deliwela , believed to have been constructed during the period of king Devanampiyatissa. On the side of the ruins was a somewhat dilapidated shrine room, with colourful and elaborate sculptures.
According to the folklore Deliwala Kota Vehera was built by a regional king called Keerthi Tissa in the 3rd century BC. On a request by him, the King Devanmpiyatissa (250-210 BC) invited Mihindu Maha Thero and he came to this temple with the relics which were ceremoniously enshrined. According to professor Paranavithana this stupa was…