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Pilikuttuwa to be developed as a tourist destination

Feb 27, 2011 11:21:36 AM - itnnews.lk

Plans are underway to transform the historic Pilikuttuwa into a tourist destination.

The historic Pilikuttuwa Raja Maha Vihara premises has a history that spans from the Anuradhapura era. The premises contain ancient rock inscriptions, 99 rock caves and a wooden bridge. A large number of Ola leaf manuscripts were also recovered in the premises. Pilikuttuwa is surrounded by a picturesque natural forest which is the largest forest reserve in the Gampaha District. It is an attractive site for tourists and facilities are being developed in the area including the infrastructure. The development work is being carried out under the supervision of the Economic Development Ministry, the National Heritage Ministry and Archeological Department.