Friday, January 10, 2020

Uthuwankanda Saradiel's Rock

Utuwankanda
Uthuwankanda (also known as Saradiel's rock) is a rock located in Mawanella, Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. According to locals, Uthuwankanda was the hideout of Sura Saradiel, a legendary personality who is popularly known among the people as the Robin Hood of Sri Lanka.

Saradiel
Deekirikevage Saradiel (popularly known as Utuwankande Sura Saradiel) is famous among the locals as a figure who supports the poor and the downtrodden by robbing the British administrators and their native supports (Abeyawardana, 2002). Uthuwankanda mountain was his hideout and from where he carried out numerous raids. However, Saradiel was captured by Police and taken to the gallows on 7 May 1864.

Presently, the area including the Uthuwankanda rock has been promoted as a destination for cultural tourism by the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council.

Attribution
1) Utuwankanda by Milan.Shashintha is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7..  pp.53-54.

Location Map

This page was last updated on 10 January 2020
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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