Out of the many ancient Buddhist sites in th remote Kotiyagala area, Miella Kanda (Myella Kanda) is one of the most known sites in the area. Close by lies another cave with Vedda art knowns as Hatharas Galge Cave few hundreds meters away from the rock.
Iriyapola ruins are located about 20 km southeast of the village of Maligawila in Monaragala district, in the dense forest on the slightly upstream and left bank of the point where the Gonam ala Ara, a right bank tributary, joins the Kumbukkan Oya.
Upper Galdola Ella is a small and beautiful waterfall lying on the picturesque Rakwana – Sooriyakanda road in Ratnapura District. This rather unknown waterfall lies just beside the road before the famous 10 elbow bends traveling from Rakwana.
Mulatiyana Kak Ella Waterfall hidden in the Maha Dola Forest Reservation – මහදොල රක්ෂිතයේ සැඟවුණු මුලටියන කාක් ඇල්ල
Kak Ella (Kaak Ella) is a small and beautiful waterfall lying in Mulatiyana Divisional Secretariat of Matara District in the village of Gammedagama. This rather unknown waterfall hidden in patch of forested area has become a recent attraction to the local as well as foreign tourists.
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…
Veheradivulana (Divulanagoda) Archaeological Site inside Yala National Park (යාල වෙහෙරදිවුලාන නටබුන්)
An ancient temple complex going back to pre christian era hidden in the jungles on the Yala Border vandalized by treasure hunters.
The Lahugala Kitulana National Park lies in the eastern boarders of Sri Lanka is most popular for its free roaming Elephants and the abundance of local and migratory birds.
Gal Oya National Park was established to protect the catchments area of the Senanayake Samudraya. In addition to elephants, the park is home to leopards, bear, spotted deer, sambur, wild boar etc. Among other fauna are several species of monkeys, Porcupine, a number of fish species, reptiles and four species of butterflies such as the Crimson rose and Glassy Tiger have been recorded.
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.
To find the 30m Menik Ganga Dunhinda Ella Falls travel in the Badalkumbura Buttala Road for 5 km and come to the Old Gamsaba or the Old Village Council Road.
The 11m Naya Kadura Ella Falls fall is situated in Allawaththagoda village in the Monaragala District, in the Bibile Secretariat Division, and the nearest town is Bibile.
Yudaganawa Temple is located close to Buttala on the Wellawaya– Buttala Road. This is one of the largest Stupas in the country and dates back to 2nd century BC. This is believed to be place price Tissa and his brother price Gamini (Later The great king Dutugemunu) had a major battle after the death of his father King Kavanthissa (2 nd century BC)
At the foot of a rocky hillock in Siyambalanduwwwa lies the ancient Wattarama Rajamaha Viharaya which is said to be built by King Kawanthissa (205–161 BC) who Ruled the Magama Kingdom.
Seethakanda (Sitakanda, Seetakanda, Sithakanda) aranya is located in the district of Monaragala and is believed to be dating back to time of Polonnaruwa Era ( 1017-1236 AD).
Miella (Myella) Kanda Ancient Caves lies deep inside elephant infested jungles of Monaragala District. The complex is covered with ancient ruins littering a wide area all of which has been destroyed by treasure hunters.
Maligawila Buddha Statue is carved out of a single limestone rock and stands about 14.5 metres high. This is the tallest free standing buddha image in the ancient Sri Lanka. Dambegoda Bodhisattva statue, Another massive statue in the same complex stands 500 meters away.
Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya is said to be built by King Kavanthissa in the 2nd Century BC on the location where the King married the pricecess Vihara Maha Devi.