Thursday, 19 April 2018


Komarikagala is a rock situated in the Pelwatta Sugar Industry Division in Monaragala District, Sri Lanka. The site is located about 1 km far from the mountain of the Buttala Iron Ore Deposit.

A drip-ledged cave with an early-Brahmi inscription has been found on the site. In front of the cave is a Kema, a natural pond that is believed to have been used by the dwelling monks. On the top of the rock, scattered rubble of ruined structures is found. Most of the ruins seemed to have been destroyed due to the ignorant deeds of the people.

Komarikagala cave inscription

Period: 3rd century B.C.-1st century A.D.   
Scripts: Early Brahmi
Language: Old Sinhala
Transcript: Parumaka Pulaya puta parumaka Utara puta parumaka Datasha kumi lene ca shagasha dine
Translation: The cistern and the cave of chief Datta, son of the chief Uttara, son of the chief Pulaya, are given to the Buddhist Sangha
Citation: Paranavitana, 1970.
. Ruins at Komarikagala Rubble of buildings Ruined structures The Kema
1) Paranavitana, S., 1970. Inscriptions of Ceylon: Volume I: Early-Brahmi inscriptions. Department of Archaeology Ceylon. p.54.

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