TISSAMAHARAMAYA – The ancient capital of the province of Ruhuna, to which Sinhalese patriots rallying support against Indian invaders fled. No systematic excavation of the known (and unknown) archaeological sites of Ruhuna has yet been undertaken.

The exposed monuments consists of Menik, Yatala, Tissamaharama and Sandagiriya Dagobas and the large pillared hall close to Yatala Dagoba supposed to be the Temple where the Sacred For-head Relics of the Buddha was kept until it was enshrined at the Tissamaharama Dagoba.

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