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Gal massa [2] – පදවිගම්පොල ගල් මැස්ස (ශිලා මඤ්චය)

Gal massa (The Dolman) of Padavigampola

We over took 3 huge buses crammed with school children on the narrow Rambukkana – Walgama road. Happy faces of girls and boys singing songs peeped out of the windows. The children waved to us and we waved back. Little

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Gal Messa (Dolman) of Padavigampola – පදවිගම්පොල ගල් මැස්ස (ශිලා මඤ්චය)

Gal massa (The Dolman) of Padavigampola

About four miles to the north of Rambukkana, in the heart of a village on the plain beside a plantation of jak, is a curious structure of stone, like the table of some giant of the good old days. It is called by local folk, Maliyadeva Guharamaya or Gal Messa, the dwelling of the last great Initiate of Buddhism in our island.

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