Kulumeemakada Archaeological Site

Kulumeemakada Archaeological Site (Sinhala: කුළුමීමාකඩ පුරාවිද්‍යා ස්ථානය) is a ruined Buddhist place of worship situated on the wayside of Medawachchiya-Horowpathana road, about 12 km distance from the Horowpothana town in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka.

Located in the middle of a paddy field, the site consists of an ancient brick Stupa built on a raised square-shaped platform. Four cardinally-oriented flights of steps provide access to it. A few artefacts including a slab inscription of the 2nd century A.D. can be found scattered around the Stupa.

Kulumeemakada Slab Inscription
Reign: Bhatika Tissa (140-164 A.D.)                                   Period: 2nd century A.D.
Script: Later Brahmi                                                               Language: Old Sinhala
Content: This records the donation of a portion of the crops of the paddy fields belonging to the five villages of Bamanagama, Vedagama, Lohatabagama, Catanakaragama, and Karabatagama by King Bhatika Tissa for work on the Stupa of Dapatakara Viharaya. It is also mentioned that the income received from canal ways and tanks was donated.
Reference: The Department of the Archaeology and the Ministry of National Heritage.

Some of the important monuments that existed within this site have been transported to the nearby Kiralagala Archaeological Site for protection (IEE, 2019).

1) IEE, 2019. Initial Environmental Examination. Rehabilitation and Improvement of road section from 10km to 37.8km of Medawachchiya - Horowpathana (B282) Road. Environmental and Social Development Division, Road Development Authority, Ministry of Highways and Road Development. p.31.

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This page was last updated on 16 June 2023

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