Saturday, 9 April 2022

Padavigampola Gal Messa

Padavigampola Gal Messa or Padavigampola Stone Canopy is a dolmen located in Padavigampola village in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. It is the only dolmen type specimen so far discovered in the country (Abeyawardana, 2002).

The Padavigampola dolmen is believed to be a construction done prior to the arrival of Prince Vijaya in the 5th century B.C. (Abeyawardana, 2002). It is a single-chamber structure consisting of three vertical megaliths supporting a large flat horizontal capstone. The vertical megalith at the rear side of the chamber partially covers the chamber.

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7. pp.83-84.
 
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