Distance from Ampara – 68.3 km (1 hour 23 minutes)
Archaeological Ruins of Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya is in the village of Tempitiya in Maha Oya in the Ampara district. Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya and Tempitiya Wewa, which is situated opposite the temple, is believed to have been built by King Saddhatissa (137 – 119 BC) of the Anuradhapura kingdom. Several ruins that are believed to belong to the king’s era have been found at this site. These ruins include a carving of a seven-hooded cobra with Bahirawa figures, granite Buddha statues, moonstones, and different forms of Korawak Gal. The ruins of Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as an archaeologically protected site on October 10, 2014.
Getting to Ruins of Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya
From Ampara travel along the Ampara – Uhana – Maha Oya Highway and Peradeniya – Badulla – Chenkaladi Highway passing Uhana, Weranketagoda, Gonagolla, Mangalagama, and Pullumalai to reach the Ruins of Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya in the village of Tempitiya in Maha Oya in the Ampara district.