Welikanda Pansalgala Archaeological Site (වැලිකන්ද පන්සල්ගල පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය)

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Welikanda Pansalgala is a rocky area situated in Polonnaruwa District deep inside the Welikanda region. To access this site, one must travel to Welikanda from Polonnaruwa on the Batticaloa road. From Welikanda, a narrow road spanning 13 kilometers, passing through Maithreegama, leads to the destination inside the jungles of Welikanda. The site lies just before the ancient Kurulubedda Wewa reservoir and the  Welikanda Kavudagala Aranya Senasanaya.

The Premises known as Nagollakanda with caves and monument complex allotted by Geographical data Nos. mentioned below in Sewanapitiya Village in the Grama Niladhari Division No. 261 of Sewanapitiya in Welikanda Divisional Secretary’s Division in Polonnaruwa District was declared as an archaeological is monument in 1st February 2023.

The location is given as

North Latitudes East Longitudes

7° 55′ 17.66′ ‘N – 81° 8′ 56.21’ ‘ E
7° 55′ 25.65′ ‘ N – 81° 8′ 54.11’ ‘ E
7° 55′ 22.66′ ‘ N – 81° 8′ 47.26’ ‘ E
7° 55′ 17.84′ ‘ N – 81° 8′ 48.87’ ‘ 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 Welikanda Pansalgala Archaeological Site

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Travel Directions to Welikanda Pansalgala 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 Welikanda Pansalgala Archaeological Site
Through : Manampitiya – Welikanda
Distance : 45 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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