Submerged Ancient temple surfaces from Kotmale reservoir

The water level of the Kotmale reservoir is now receding fast and at an alarming rate owing to the present drought. The ruins of an ancient temple that was submerged when the reservoir was made during the accelerated Mahaweli project, have now surfaced.

It has been revealed by Historians that these ruins are of the Kadadora temple’s viharaya. However it is reported that the top part of a Buddha statue also had emerged from the reservoir. This Buddha statue had contained some cavities which may have been the work of unscrupulous elements.

Advertisements

One thought on “Submerged Ancient temple surfaces from Kotmale reservoir

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s