Thursday, April 19, 2018


The Komarikagala cave, Sri Lanka
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 are seemed to have been destroyed due to the ignorant deeds of the people.

Komarikagala cave inscription 

Scripts      : Early Brahmi
Language : Old Sinhalese
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, is given to the Buddhist Sangha

Citation : Paranavitana, 1970.
The Komarikagala inscription
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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