These two projects in the Southern Province , which constitute extended sites of the CCF archaeological programme are coeval in date with Anuradhapura civilization. The excavation of the two sites have already thrown much light on the cultural heritage of the 1st millennium . Tissamaharama remains the most sacred Buddhist site in the South and is dominated by the great stupa. The sandagiri dagaba excavations comes under the Tissamaharama Project.
Ramba Vihara had been a significant monastic site of the ancient Mahanagahula which played an important role in the wars of Vijayabahu I, who was responsible for the establishment of Sinhala rule at Plonnaruva.
The best Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel tips, reviews and photos, posted by real travelers. Research, plan and book your Tissamaharama vacation Tissamaharama Travel Guide, Tissamaharama Guidebook, Tissamaharama Vacation, Tissamaharama Reviews, Tissamaharama Photos, Tissamaharama Tips, Tissamaharama Tourism Tissamaharama is a town in south-eastern Sri Lanka. It used to be the capital of the Sinhalese kingdom of Ruhuna as early as the 3rd century B.C. Only few buildings from that period can still be seen today. The large artificial Tissa Wewa lake, which was a part of a sophisticated irrigation system, also dates from that time. Today, the town mainly serves as a starting point for visits to Yala National Park and Kataragama.
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