According to aborigines in the area, there has been two springs in the area Mutugalwela which had been a guaranteed water supply to this rural village. One spring called kurutiyavinna has been gone under the waters of Kirawanagalkanda reservoir when it was built. The second spring has has been inside the Maduru Oya National Park which is now not accessible to the villagers.
Ancient Maduru Oya Sluice was discovered when the reservoir was excavated to build a new dam in 1980’s. The modern specialists placement of the Sluice coinciding with 1st century BC specialists has make this sluice an icon for the expertise of the ancient Sri Lankan Engineering.
The Minneriya Wewa was built by the great reservoir builder, King Mahasen (276-303) who ruled in Anuradhapura. This reservoir occupied 4670 acres and it’s strong 13 meter tall dam running along a distance of 2km held over 20 billion gallons of water.
Polonnaruwa Nelum Wewa Hot springs are latest cluster of hot springs found in Sri Lanka and is the warmest at 61 Centigrade. This is also unique considering that the spring is located inside a irrigation reservoir.
Manampitiya Road-Rail Bridge is the first of its kind built in 1922 connecting the Batticaloa region with the Central Region. The bridge with the rail road going in the center of the road is 960 feet long.
The Floodplains National Park was established in 1984 as one of the 4 National Parks established under the Mahaweli Project. It spans the Mahaweli Ganga in Polonnaruwa district in the North Central province.
Five and a half kilometers south of Dimbulagala temple are the little known Pulligoda Galge Frescos which are believed to be even older than Sigiriya.
In close proximity to the little known Buduruwayaya archeological site in the Polonnaruwa district is found another interesting archeological site (About 7 (seven) kilometers from Bakamuna and 1 ½ (one and a half) kilometers from Buduruwayaya) This is the recently excavated archeology site of Kumara Ella on the Dambulla – Kalagahawela new expressway.
Kandegama Kanda Lena Viharaya at the foot of Danigala Alien Rock (දානිගල පාමුල කන්දේගම කන්ද ලෙන් විහාරය)
Kandegama Kanda Lena Viharaya (Cave Temple) and the Silumini Seya Ruins lies about 25-30 kilometers away from Dimbulagala on the road toward the Maduru Oya Reservoir.
Giritale Wewa does not aspire to No. 1 and No. 2 nor (may be) to subsequent reservoirs, by way of the area covered, leaving those priority places to reservoirs as Minneriya Wewa and Parakrama Samudra but if one were to give it a priority place by way of fabled history that could turn out to be factual too, Giritale Wewa comes somewhere among the top.
The new Aban Ganga anicut at Elahera was on the road side, just within the elephant fence separating the Wasgamuwa Park from the main road. The gate to the premises was locked. But as we stopped our vehicle, the guard whose quarters were on the opposite side of the road came out. We asked him if we could go to see the old Gal amuna.
A document of archaeological interest drawn by J.A.W. Jayasinghe and checked by the Director of archaeology, dated, 10 December 2004, reveals the presence of two Stupas (much buried) at the Agbopura monastic site, one and many more buildings belonging to the site.
Naipena Viharaya : Vishnu Devale No. 4 : Siva Devale No. 5 (නයිපෙන විහාරය : විෂ්නු දේවාලය අංක 4 : ශිව දේවාලය අංක 5)
The ruins known as Naipena Viharaya lies away from the main cluster of ruins and the ancient main street of ancient Polonnaruwa Kingdom. Here infect lies 2 kovils. On the left is the larger structure which is called the Siva Kovil Number 5. Adjoining it is a smaller structure now identified as s Vishnu Kovil Number 4.
The Nelum pokuna or the Lotus bath is a small stone bath of completely unique design, built in tiers of eight petalled lotuses in descending form.