අන්තවාදින් ඩෝසර් කල සාම්පුර් සුඩෙයිකුඩා දාගැබ - Sampur Sudeikuda Dagoba bulldozed by the Extremists

Sampur Sudaikuda Dagoba Bulldozed by the Extremists

There is an old stupa on a small knoll in the village of Kevul, just off Keviliya Point, the southern tip of the Trincomalee harbour entrance called Sampur Sudaikuda Dagoba (Sudekuda, Sudaikuda). This Dagaba, facing the Indian Ocean, was discovered through the Seruvila archaeological exploration project and was completely bulldozed by extremists using dozers just within two days.

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දාගැබ් හයක නටඹුන් සහිත විලංකුලම දිවුල්වැව රජමහා විහාරය - Vilankulama Divulwewa Rajamaha Viharaya Ruins

Vilankulama Divulwewa Rajamaha Viharaya Ruins

Vilankulama, located between Trincomalee and Kadawat Satara Divisional Secretariat, is a area full of ruins belonging to the early Anuradhapura period. Villagers who go to the forest to cut wood and collect bee’s honey say that 10 ancient and destroyed stupas are lying in the jungles below and above Vilankulama Wewa reservoir and on the hillock near the reservoir.

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sketch of a lighthouse

Old Trincomalee Lighthouse on Swami Rock (ත්‍රිකුණාමලය පැරණි ප්‍රදීපාගාරය)

The British built their first lighthouse in Trincomalee in the year 1845 on the flagstaff post of the old Trincomalee Fort (Fort Frederick). The lighthouse had one single light with 2 reflectors with an elliptical focus of 6 ½ inches. The lantern was 206 feet (52.8 meters) above the sea level and 10 feet (3 meters) from the foot of the lighthouse. The light was powered using coconut oil.

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An entrance to a building in the bygone era at Veherabendigala Archaeological Ruins at Yan Oya Reservoir

Veherabendigala Archaeological Ruins at Yan Oya Reservoir

This archaeological site can be seen near the starting point of Yanoya Second Dam. Here you can see a collapsed stupa and the remains of an ancient Buddhist aramic complex probably belonging to the Anuradhapura era. Among these ruins can be seen polished stone slabs which may be asanagharas or flower alters, siripathul stones, koravak stones and Guardstones (muragal stones) scattered on a rocky plateau.

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