Telulla Archaeological Site (Hambantota)

Telulla Archaeological Site
Photo credit: Anuradha Piyadasa, Google street view

Telulla Archaeological Site (Sinhala: තෙළුල්ල පුරාවිද්‍යා ස්ථානය) is situated at the boundary of Bundala National Park near the mouth of Kirindi Oya river in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. 

The ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery such as Stupas, image houses, and limestone Buddha statues can be seen scattered throughout the site (Abeyawardana, 2004). In ancient times, this monastery is said to have been called by the name "Tottila" (Abeyawardana, 2004). This monastery is believed to have been constructed during the Anuradhapura Period (Abeyawardana, 2004).

An archaeological reserve
The site named Telulla Puravidya Sthanaya (consisting of 6 acres, 0 roods, 13 perches) situated in Thelulla village in Hambantota District is an archaeological reserve, declared by a government gazette notification published on 23 August 1968.

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Ruhuna: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-073-4. pp.107,129.
2) The government gazette notification. no: 14816. 23 August 1968.

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This page was last updated on 8 January 2023
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