An ancient cemetery was discovered in Valluvar Koddam area in on the Kanniya – Road, in Kutchchavely Divisional Secretary’s Division of Trincomalee District, said the Trincomalee Archeological Officer, Sumanadasa.
This cemetery may be 2000 – 2500 years old he said. In a context where 5 tombs have been found it is expected that more could be found in the nearby jungle area. Out of them 2 were in an excavated state. It is believed the they have been excavated for treasurers. The excavated tomb was found to be around 3 meters deep and the stones from one had been used to build the walls of a house nearby.