Granite pillars of an ancient building complex can be found on a private land on the village known as Waralanda on the road which lies opposite the Lahugala Rural Hospital. This road also leads to Lahugala Kirivehera Archaeological Site. The site is located just before the causeway across a paddy field. The site can also reached from the road to Neelagiri Seya.
This site has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014, and describes the location as follows ;
“Place of ruins with ancient stone pillars in a land near the causeway on Lahugala-Kiriwehera road belonging to Waralanda village situated in Grama Niladhari Division, Waralanda in the Divisional Secretary’s Division Lahugala in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 06º87´ 208´´ N and longitude 81º72´ 11.9´´ E).”
GPS location is marked based on the above description. However it is recommended to get exact location from a party familiar with the area.
Map of Lahugala Waralanda Archaeological Site
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Travel Directions to Lahugala Waralanda Archaeological Site
Route from Lahugala Road to Waralanda Archaeological Site
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Distance : 850 m
Travel time :5 min
Time to spend : 10 mins
Driving directions : see on google map