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Ampara | Omunugala Cave Monastery

Omunugala Cave Monastery

Omunugala, a cave monastery built in the third century BC which later flourished into a monastery complex under the patron ship of kings and peasants of Eastern Sri Lanka lies destitute in the midst of Mahaoya jungle

Spreading around the Omunugala Mountain, named such for an ancient dam constructed around a water fall, the monastery had declined with the Eastern Kingdom as was revived in 1973 yet was lost to the jungle again with separatist war ravaged the Eastern Province. 


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