Padikema Patanangala Archaeological Ruins

Padikema Patanangala Archaeological Ruins

There are ruins of ancient structures on the rock group presently known as Padikema-Patanangala (Sinhala: යාල පඩිකෙම-පතනන්ගල නටඹුන්) in the Yala National Park in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. These ruins are believed to be the remnants of the ancient Patungalu Viharaya founded by Kavantissa [(205-161 B.C.) Nicholas, 1963]. The anchorage here was probably used from early times (Nicholas, 1963).


1) Nicholas, C. W., 1963. Historical topography of ancient and medieval Ceylon. Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, New Series (Vol VI). Special Number: Colombo. Royal Asiatic Society (Ceylon Branch). p.63.

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