Friday, May 28, 2021

Telulla Archaeological Site, Hambantota

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

Telulla Archaeological Site is situated at the boundary of Bundala National Park near the mouth of Kirindi Oya River in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. 

History
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 (consist 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.
 
References
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.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 13 June 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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