The current Sri Udumbararama Rajamaha Vihara stands on this archaeological site. Despite the loss of numerous artefacts due to the construction of new buildings and human activities in the vicinity, two mounds with stone pillars and remnants of a dagoba mound still endure as significant features on the site.
Situated to the east of the Nikawewa reservoir embankment, this temple is a modest yet rich repository of ancient artefacts. The present temple has seen recent additions, including a new bodhi tree and a small dwelling house. Additionally, construction is underway for a Buddha Image House at the site.
Archaeological Ruins at Ehetugaswewa Sri Sambodhi Viharaya (ඇහැටුගස්වැව ශ්රී සම්බෝධි විහාරය නටබුන්)
A stupa, now in a state of decay, once stood on a foundation composed of stone fragments. The extent of damage inflicted by treasure hunters is considerable, with a substantial pit dug, surpassing even the foundation level. The bricks recovered from the site indicate that the stupa dates back to around the 8th century.
The environmental impact assessment report carried out under the proposed Kivul Oya Reservoir Project has identified more than fifty archaeological sites in Mullaitivu District that may be affected by this project. Meanwhile, it mentions several archaeological sites in the Nikawewa area.
The current sluice gate of the reservoir can be seen on the northern side of the embankment. Nearby you can see a large group of stone slabs that can be assumed to have been arranged in a certain way. They have tongues and grooves for fitting the slabs together. Therefore, it can be concluded that the old sluice of the Kurundankulama Reservoir was also located at this place.
Uthurupawwa Archaeological Site lies on the slopes of the Madankanda rocky mountain. It consists of number of natural caves with dripledges carved to stop rain water dripping in to the cave and some of these caves record in stone the donations of individual caves made by the laymen to the Sangha in the ancient past.
Mr. J.P. Lewis reports this place in Kuruwilkulam was formerly known as Kuravil Kovil and that he saw a circular stone on a brick structure here. Among these ruins, remains of a fairly large stupa is found on the left side of the road. The brick construction in Lewis’ account may be this stupa mound. The stone enclosure on it may be the Dagabe Chathra. Unfortunately, this Chathra stone has now disappeared.
Vannadi Amuna (Wannadi Amuna) is one such ancient weir located inside a thick jungle in the Muhudubada Pattu Divisional Secretariat Division in the Mullaitivu District. Based on the blocks of stones and the chisel marks on them, it has been determined that this anicut belongs to the Anuradhapura era.
According to Mahavamsa, the Kurundi Viharaya (Kurundumale, Kurundavashoka) has been built by king Kallatanaga (109-104 BC) and records various donations by king Aggabodhi I (575-608) and king Vijayabahu I (1070-1110). According to the archaeological report of of 1505, the largest rock inscription in the country was found here.
Just before crossing the Nandikadal Lagoon causeway at Vadduvakal is a road to the sea side which will lead to Mullaitivu Sri Samudragiri Rajamaha Viharaya. Built on a ancient temple complex probably over thousands of years old, only significant ruinis an un-preserved ancient stupa.
Kilinochchi – Mullaitivu Route – Significant landmarks of the Humanitarian Operation of the Sri Lankan Forces
This area was a stronghold of the LTTE for 30 years and was liberated in 2008. Now you canvisit some of the most significant remnants of a 30 year old bloody terrorist war which was never seen by the public.
Mullaittivu Lighthouse is said to be an iron structure and was described by NGA as an “iron latticework obelisk.” Built in 1896 to a height of 20 meters, it survived to for over 100 years. This was located near the mouth of the Vaduvakallu lagoon.