Sunday, 8 January 2023

Bandaraduwa Megalithic Cemetery

Bandaraduwa Megalithic Cemetery
Bandaraduwa Megalithic Cemetery (Sinhala: බණ්ඩාරදූව මෙගලිතික සුසාන) is an ancient pre-historic burial site situated in Bandaraduwa village in Ampara District, Sri Lanka.

The site consists of a large number of tombs. The remains of the dead have been placed here in a recess formed by rock slabs placed encircling it and the top of it is sealed by another rock slab.

The government has declared the Bandaraduwa megalithic cemetery site (n Grama Niladhari Division No. W/104B/ 2, Bandaraduwa in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Uhana) an archaeological protected monument through a gazette notification published on 26 December 2014.

Attribution
1) LankaPradeepa.com would like to thank ගල්ඔය News for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.
 
References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1895. 26 December 2014. p.1150.

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This page was last updated on 22 April 2023

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