Distance from Colombo – 67.3 km (1 hour 44 minutes)
Dorawaka Rock Cave is a prehistoric landmark which is situated in the middle of a rubber plantation in Warakapola. It is also known as Dorawaka Ethubandi Cave Prehistoric Site. Archaeologists believe that this site belongs to the Mesolithic Era which is the third phase of the Stone Age. Among the most sensational archaeological findings yielded from Dorawaka are brahmi inscriptions believed to be a communication mode brought to Sri Lanka in the same period as the arrival of Arahath Mahinda to the island. This is therefore considered to be the most ancient form of lettering found in the country.
Getting to Dorawaka Rock Cave
From Colombo travel along the Colombo – Kandy Road and then along the Warakapola-Ruwanwella Road passing Kadawatha, Mudungoda, Kalagedihena, Nittambuwa, Pasyala and Weweldeniya up to Warakapola to reach the Dorawaka Rock Cave.