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Ruins of a monastery complex found in Anuradhapura

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  • Monastery complex belonged to the Anuradhapura era

By Amadoru Amarajeeva - Trincomalee 

The Archaeological Department said that some ruins of a monastery complex belonging to the Anuradhapura period had been discovered from a forest adjoining a paddy field in Aththikkadu in Kuchchaveli Secretarial Division in Trincomalee.  

 Preliminary investigations by the Department of Archaeology revealed these ruins were discovered by a group of people who were clearing a paddy land which had been abandoned since the North/East war.   

The district archaeological officer Mohan Sameera Ariyathillake who carried out a spot-examination said that the ruins had been damaged during land clearing using a back-hoe machines.