Walathapitiya Wewa Archaeological Ruins – වලතාපිටිය වැව පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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Walathapitiya Reservoir and the bund near the ruins

Walathapitiya Reservoir and the bund near the ruins

On the eastern side of Buddhangala Monastery and the on the eastern border of the Buddhangala Sanctuary lies Walathapitiya Reservoir which feeds large area of paddy fields.  Ruins of some buildings of the ancient Digamadulu kingdom can be found to the south-east of the spill of the reservoir. The area is bounded by the Walathapitiya Wewa on the north-west, the waterway created by the spill (Pitawan Ela) on the South-East and paddy fields on the south and west. 

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 ;

The premises with stone pillars, relics of ancient bricks and pieces of tiles (premises bounded North-east by outer
canal of Walathapitiya lake, South and West by paddy field, North-west by the bund of the lake) situated towards
South-east from the spill of Walathapitiya lake belonging to Wilwewa village situated in the Grama Niladhari Division No. 89B, Walathapitiya 01 in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Sammanture in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 07º 19′ 23.5” N and longitude 081º 43′ 30.9”E).

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Route from Ampara to Walathapitiya Wewa Archaeological Ruins

Through : Ampara – Samanthure R0ad
Distance :9 km
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