Rusigama was also one of the sites selected by King Devanampiyatissa (250 BCE to 210 BCE) to plant one of the Dethis Pala Ruha Bodhi Trees, one of the very first 40 saplings of the Sri Maha Bodhi of Anuradhapura. The name Rusigama is believed to have originated due to the settlement of sages in the past. Two inscriptions belonging to the pre-Christian period have been found. These 2 inscriptions record the donation of caves to the Sangha
The Naula Ambalama is situated at the heart of the Naula town. Its origins can be traced back to the reign of King Devanampathissa, as per the legends. Historical records indicate that the establishment of Naula Sri Naga National School took place at this building during the British colonial era (1880s).
Godapola Ambalama stands on a square platform with half walls surrounding the building near a paddy field underneath a patch of large trees. Four octagonal pillars hold the roof of the Ambalama. These pillars are decorated with simple pillar heads (Pekada) with floral designs.
The Ambalama at Makulethenna lies just 100 meters away from the Makulethenna Rajamaha Viharaya in Matale. To reach this building from Matale, take the Harrison Jones Road and travel 3.5 km along this narrow road. The ambalama lies near the road surrounded by lush paddy fields.
Sudukanda (Kumarakanda) Ruins hidden in the Jungles of Wasgamuwa (වස්ගමුව වන තුල සැඟවුණු සුදුකන්ද නටබුන්)
The Sudukanda (meaning “white mountain” in Sinhara) ruins are located in the central western end of Wasgamuwa National Park, which has the western limit of the Amban River, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, the largest river in Sri Lanka, and two mountain ranges in parallel.
In addition to the popular World’s end at Horton Plains, there are number of lesser known precipices with spectacular view of surrounding area. Called mini worlds ends, they are Madulsima Pitamaruwa, Pitawala Pathana , Deanston in Hunnasgiriya and Hulangala in Selagama.
The Wasgamuwa National Park lies within the Polonnaruwa and Matale Districts and is easily reachable from number of tourist locations.
This 6m Rathninda (Rathkinda) Ella Fall is created by the Rathninda Canal, which is formed in turn by the waters of the Eastern or Kirimetiya Mountain (1175m). In dry spells only a trickle of water is visible.
The little town of Devinuwara or the “City of Gods” is located at the most southern edge of the country, about 6.5kms south-east of Matara. Devinuwara is also known as Dondra in English.
Ambilla Raja Maha Viharaya is a virtual art gallery situated in isolation at the historic Sannas Kanda in Matale is considered to have been constructed during the time of king Walagamba.