Viraketiya Slab Inscription of Abha Salamevan

Viraketiya Slab Inscription of Abha Salamevan
Viraketiya Slab Inscription (Sinhala: අභා සළමෙවන් රජුගේ වීරකැටිය පුවරු ලිපිය) is a fragmentary slab inscription discovered from Viraketiya, near Medawachchiya in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. It is presently on the display in the Stone Gallery of Colombo National Museum.

The slab contains a Sinhala inscription written in the Sinhala scripts of the 9-10th centuries A.D. (Ranawella, 2005). However, the upper part of the inscription is completely obliterated. It is dated in the 1st regnal year of a king styled Abha Salamevan whose true identity is not exactly known (Ranawella, 2005). The purpose of erecting the inscription was to register certain immunities granted in respect of some lands owned by a person named Mutusa Mihindu (Ranawella, 2005).

1) Ranawella, S. (Ed.), 2005. Sinhala inscriptions in the Colombo National Museum: Spolia Zeylanica. Vol 42. (2005). Department of National Museums, Sri Lanka. pp.XIII,81-84.

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