Muruthawa Ambalama

Muruthawa Ambalama (මුරුතව අම්බලම)

Muruthawa Ambalama stands out due to its distinctive ground plan. It is constructed in a hexagonal shape with short walls. Twelve cylindrical pillars support the roof, with two pillars positioned at each corner of the hexagon. Likewise, the roof itself is hexagonal and consists of two layers. The structure features two entrances on the short walls, one at the front and one at the back.

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Kurunegala Clock Tower and World War Memorial

Kurunegala Clock Tower and World War Memorial (කුරුණෑගල ඔරලෝසු කනුව හා ලෝක සංග්‍රාම යුද්ධ ස්මාරකය)

The clock tower found in the centre of Kurunegala town was built as a memorial for the fallen heroes from Northwestern Province in the First World War in 1922. Eleven names are listed on the Kurunegala Clock Tower who lost their lives during World War I and three of the names are Ceylonese.

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Remains of the ancient stupa and the and the new one at the top of Kadiragala Rajamaha Viharaya rock.

Kadiragala Raja Maha Viharaya

The historical Kadiragala Purana Rajamaha Temple located near Wariyapola Town in the North-West Province is a well-known temple among the locals. There is also a devale where offerings are made to Gale Bandara deity in this temple. The name of the ancient Rajamaha temple of Kadiragala dates back to the time when the deity Kataragama lived. The rock was called the Kadira-aa-Gala which later became Kadiragala.

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A Bodhighara at the Pudupulanchiya Archaeological Reserve

Pudupulanchiya Archaeological Reserve (පුඩුපුලංචිය පුරාවිද්‍යා රක්ෂිතය)

The Pudupulanchiya Archaeological Reserve, situated near the border of the Kurunegala-Anuradhapura districts in the Usgala-Siambalangamuwa region of Galgamuwa city, is nestled along the picturesque Usgala-Siambalangamuwa Reservoir. This archaeological site, marked by the Department of Archaeology sign at the Amunukole junction on the A28 main road between Anuradhapura and Kurunegala, is a revered place where monks from the Anuradhapura period once resided.

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Galayaya Sri Sudharamarama Purana Tampita Viharaya (ගලායය ශ්‍රී සුධර්මාරාම පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය)

Galayaya Sri Sudharamarama Purana Tampita Viharaya (ගලායය ශ්‍රී සුධර්මාරාම පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය)

The stumps on which the image house rests are generally stone pillars, but rarely you would find wooden stumps as well. The Tampita Viharaya at the Sri Sudharamarama temple is built at at a much higher level and consist of wooden pillars in addition to brick and mortar pillars. An old wooden stairway with 7 steps lead to the entrance of this tampita viharaya.

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The ancient stupa atop Rajanganaya Kadigala Rock destroyed by treasure hunters.

Rajanganaya Kadigala Mahamangala Seya Ruins (රාජාංගණය කාඩිගල මහාමංගල සෑය නටබුන්)

From the base of the Kadigala rock, there are about 400 stone cut steps to the top. At the top is a fairly large ancient stupa half destroyed by treasure hunters. Indications of some other buildings and dagobas at the base and along the way can be identified though they are completely destroyed beyond recognition.

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The Muslim Devalaya dedicated to Gale Bandara in Kurunegala

Legend of Vathimi Bandara and Gale Bandara Devala (වත්හිමි බණ්ඩාර කුමරු හා කුරුණෑගල ගලේ බණ්ඩාර දේවාල)

Gale Bandara Devala is worshipped by Muslims and Sinhalese together. He is a reincarnation of Vathimi Bandara, Half Muslim half Buddhist by birth but raised under the Islamist faith is reborn after his death as a demon but made in to a deity by god Kataragama, there are 2 shrines run by Muslims and Sinhalese.

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Ma Oya Yaka Bendi Ella Amuna (මා ඔය යකා බැඳි ඇල්ල අමුණ)

Ma Oya Yaka Bendi Ella Amuna (මා ඔය යකා බැඳි ඇල්ල අමුණ)

Evidence of the ancient amuna (dam) at Yaka Bendi Ella built across Ma Oya can be found in the area around Nalla near Giriulla town in Pitigal Korale in Kurunegala district. After traveling about 24 km from Minuwangoda passing Divulapitiya and Kotadeniyawa towards Giriulla, you can turn south from Nalla village and locate this this place on the Ma Oya river.

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Yapahuwa Ancient Megalithic Burial Site (Gal Sohon Kanatta) - යාපහුව මෙගලිතික ආදි මානව සුසාන භූමිය (ගල් සොහොන් කනත්ත)

Yapahuwa Gal Sohon Kanatta Megalithic Burial Site (යාපහුව ගල් සොහොන් කනත්ත මෙගලිතික ආදි මානව සුසාන භූමිය)

The prehistoric and historic heritage in the surrounding area of Yapahuwa has been preserved in the stone caves, rock shelters, inscriptions, graves and other ruins.. This rather unknown stone cist burial site in Yapahuwa called “Gal Sohon Kanatta” (stone tomb cemetery) by locals lies just 720 meters south to the popular Yapahuwa rock.

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