Remains of the rampart of Kotte Kingdom in Siri Parakumba Pirivena

Ruins of Kotte Kingdom in Siri Parakumba Pirivena (සිරි පැරකුම්බා පිරිවෙණ තුල කෝට්ටේ රාජධානි නටබුන්)

Siri Parakumba Pirivena, a learning center for Buddhist monks, was established in 1875 on a land called Gabadawatte in Kotte by Hingulwala Sri Janaratana Thero. Gabadawatte which literary means Storage Estate is believed to be the location where the Royal Storage / Treasury of King Parakramabahu VI (1412-1467) of Kotte Kingdom.

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Kotte Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum of Kotte (කෝට්ටේ පුරාවිද්‍යා කෞතුකාගාරය)

Situated in Etul Kotte, in the heart of our old capital, is the E.W. Perera Memorial Kotte Archaeological Museum named after one of Kotte’s greatest sons, E.W. Perera, also known as ‘The Lion of Kotte’. The museum, set up in 1992, is housed in the Ihala Walauwwa, the home of E.W. Perera, and it contains a variety of artefacts recovered from Kotte and elsewhere, including various regional flags, local costumes, weapons, pottery, chinaware and a collection of coins and other relics.

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