Polonnaruwa Veheragodayaya Archaeological Site (පොලොන්නරුව වෙහෙරගොඩයාය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය)

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Veheragodayaya is a remote village hidden in Polonnaruwa on the borders of Floodplains National Park. The area is heavily farmed, and treasure hunters and farmers have both destroyed and encroached upon portions of the archaeology site.

The site known as Weheragoda Yaya with the mound of Stupa, ruins of buildings and other archaeological factors allotted by Geographical data Nos. mentioned below in wildlife conservation zone of Somawathie in the Grama Niladhari Division No. 195 of Sinharajagama in Thamankaduwa Divisional Secretary’s Division in Polonnaruwa District, North Central Province was declared as an archaeological is monument in 1st February 2023.

North Latitudes East Longitudes

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8.005616667 N – 81.095665 E
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8.008925 N – 81.09563333 E
8.00953 N – 81.09671167 E
8.009723333 N – 81.09795 E
8.006852917 N – 81.09834333 E
8.005381667 N – 81.09782667 E
8.003413889 N – 81.09815278 E
8.002825 N – 81.09756167 E


  • Wikramanayaka, V. (2023) ‘Monuments to be declared as Ancient Monuments’, The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka EXTRAORDINARY, 2317/57, p. 4A.

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Map of Polonnaruwa Veheragodayaya Archaeological Site

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Travel Directions to Polonnaruwa Veheragodayaya Archaeological Site

The modern town of Polonnaruwa is also known as New Town, and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

Route from Colombo to Polonnaruwa Sacred CityRoute from Kandy to Polonnaruwa Sacred City
Through : Central Highway – Kurunegala – Dambulla
Distance from Colombo :230 km
Travel Time : 4.45 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Through : Matale – Dambulla – Habarana
Distance : 140 km
Travel Time : 3.5 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google maps
Route from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa Sacred CityRoute from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa Sacred City
Though : Maradankadawala – Habarana
Distance : 103 km
Travel Time : 2 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Though : Chenkaladi – Valachchena
Distance : 97 km
Travel Time : 2 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Route from Polonnaruwa to Polonnaruwa Veheragodayaya Archaeological Site
Through : Palugasdamana – Sinharajapura
Distance : 18 km
Travel time : 30 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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