Veddagala, Ampara

Veddagala is a ruined monastery at top a mountain.

Veddagala, a rock scattered mountain near the legendary Mullikulammalai monastery was once a refuge to the meditating monks, but having being a hideout of LTTE terrorists for the last thirty years Veddagala stands alone today competing with the other mountains to rule the view. 

Reminiscent of two people in embrace, Veddagala is dotted with drip ledged caves built to house the meditating monks, and inscriptions inside detail the donator and occasion. The rock plateau on the peak affords a stunning view of the surrounding with lushes paddy fields, reservoirs and ruined temple and is the main attraction of veddagala today. 

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Latitude: 7.285947 Longitude: 81.802538 Elevation: 53 ft
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Colombo – (Colombo – Kandy road) Kandy – Continue onto Bibile-Uraniya-Mahiyangane Rd --At Mahiyangana Rd Jct, Bibile-Uraniya-Mahiyangane Rd turns slightly right and becomes Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway --Continue onto Inginiyagala Road --Turn left onto Inginiyagala Road Pass by Open University Branch--Turn right onto Siyambalanduwa-Damana-Ampara Hwy --Turn left onto Deeghavapi Temple Road --Slight right to stay on Deeghavapi Temple Road – Turn to 36 Road – Continue onto Mullikulam Road (8 Km) – Veddhagala (329 Km – 5 Hours 41 Min)

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