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Ruins of Ancient Sapumalgaskada Buddhist Monastery in Vavuniya – වවුනියාව සපුමල්ගස්කඩ ආරාම පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Ruins of Ancient Sapumalgaskada Buddhist Monastery in Vavuniya

Sapumalgaskada is an ancient aramic complex now lying in middle of the virgin shrub jungle off Kalebogaswewa. According to legend, the tooth relic of Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka from the port of Lankapatuna in Trincomalee and the procession had traveled though Sapumalgaskada on its way to Anuradhapura.

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Monaragala Rajamaha Viharaya – මොණරාගල රජමහා විහාරය (මයුරගිරි ලෙන් විහාරය)

Mayuragiri Len Viharaya marked as #5 in the map - Monaragala Rajamaha Viharaya (Mayuragiri Len Viharaya)

Monaragala Rajamaha Viharaya (Mayuragiri Len Viharaya) is an ancient temple complex going back to pre christian era with about 70 caves spread on a rocky hill overlooking toe town of Monaragala.

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Tampita Grain Storage Unit at Pallepola Sri Weluwanaramaya – පල්ලේපොල ශ්‍රී වේළුවනාරාමය ටැම්පිට ධාන්‍ය අටුව

Tampita Grain Storage Unit at Pallepola Sri Weluwanaramaya

Pallepola Sri Weluwanaramaya is situated at where the home of the National Hero Weera Keppetipola was located. The Tampita Grain Storage Unit which was part of the house hold over 200 years ago can still seen at this temple.

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Mabotuwana Sri Sumanarama Purana Wilgamu Rajamaha Viharaya – මාබොටුවන ශ්‍රී සුමනාරාම පුරාණ විල්ගමු රජමහා විහාරය

Mabotuwana Sri Sumanarama Purana Wilgamu Rajamaha Viharaya

Wilgamu Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Tampita Viharaya built in 1240 by the Minister Devapathiraja, during the king Parakarambahu II of Dambadeniya Kingdom. Minister Devapathiraja is credited with contributing immensely towards the development of temples in the Southern Region.

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Katudeniya Purana Viharaya – කටුදෙණිය පුරාණ විහාරය

Katudeniya Purana Viharaya

Katudeniya Purana Viharaya lies in the Ukuwela PS in the District of Kandy. The origins of this temple is unknown but according to folklore this temple has been in existence during the period of Prince Wijayapala of Matale Godapola Nuwara.

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Ilupandeniya Raja Maha Viharaya – ඉළුපැන්දෙනිය රජමහා විහාරය

Ilupandeniya Rajamaha Viharaya

Ilupandeniya Raja Maha Viharaya lies in the District of Kandy and its origins are believed to be going as far as the era of King Devamnampiyatissa (250-210 BC). History records that there was an Buddhist education center (Pirivena’) during the

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Peradeniya Botanical Gardens – පේරාදෙනිය උද්භිද උද්‍යානය

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Situated in a loop of the Mahaweli River and 6 km west of Kandy, site of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens was a seat of power between 1371 and 1377, during the time of the itinerant capitals, however nothing remains from this period today.

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Ambuluwawa – Beauty and serenity at the peak [2]

Ambuluwawa - Biodiversity Complex - The Supa and the Observation Tower

At an elevation of 3567 feet, on the summit of Ambuluvava peak that rises just four kilometres from Gampola, a sapling of the sacred Bo Tree of Anuradhapura is carefully, lovingly tended. Acting Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya,

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