Saturday, February 29, 2020

Pallekadu Archaeological Site

Pallekadu
Pallekadu Archaeological site is situated in Oluvil village, Ampara District, Sri Lanka.

The site is said to be has several ruins of an ancient temple of the Buddhist tradition. A massive brick-made structure (believed to be a Stupa) covered by the thick vegetation is identified as the main monument found in the site. This monument is roughly circular in shape and completely exists in a dilapidated state. Two or more illegally excavated pits by treasure hunters are found in the middle part of this brick mound.

The Pallekadu archaeological site is located in a Muslim village, just outside of the ancient Buddhist monastery complex, Deeghavapi Viharaya. Presently, the site has been limited to a small area of land fenced by the Department of Archaeology.

A protected site
The ancient ruins in the Pallekadu archaeological site located in Oluvil village in the Grama Niladhari Division of Addalachchenai, are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government Gazette notification published on 31 December 1999.

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References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 2106. 31 December 1999.

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This page was last updated on 29 February 2020
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