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 Post subject: Historic Pudupulanchiya monastery - left to be destroyed
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:18 am 
Archaeological remains left to be destroyed

DM /Saturday, July 02, 2005

Archaeological remains at historic Pudupulanchiya monastery on the banks of Siyambalangamuwa reservoir at Galgamuwa are on the verge of ruin.

It is said that King Mahasen who built Siyambalangamuwa reservoir developed Pudupulanchiya as a religious centre.

The ruins of an ancient wall of a Bodhi, rock caves, and foot prints carved out of stone, granite flower tables and a host of archaeological remains have been left to the jungle.

A barbed wire fence has been erected and a watcher appointed to look after the site without taking measures to conserve the archaeological site.

It is said that the two beds carved out of stone in one of the rock caves at Udupulanchiya were used by King Mahasen and the queen who visited the sacred area at times. The monastery deserted by monks and worshipers has fallen prey to the treasure hunters.


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