On the village of Mihindupura in Ampara lies ruins of a temple complex including a pillar inscription known as Udayapura Pillar Inscription of the ancient Digamadulu kingdom on the land known as the Pansalwattha.
This area of ruins has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Udayapura Piller inscription with archaeological evidences in the surrounding area, rocks (with Chisel holing) and place where pieces of ancient pottery are scattered at the place called Pansalwatta belonging to Mihindupura village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/89/N, Mihindupura in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Ampara in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 07º 17’35.8” N and longitude 081º 42′ 04.5”E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get directions to the ruins beforehand. The area is probably dominated by non Buddhist community and most might be reluctant to expose this location.
Map of Udayapura Pillar Inscription in Ampara
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Travel Directions to Udayapura Pillar Inscription in Ampara
Route from Ampara to Udayapura Pillar Inscription
|Through : Ampara – Samanthure Road|
Distance :3.5 km
Travel time : 10 mins
Time to spent : 15 mins
Driving directions : see on google map