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2,000 years old tombs discovered at Kuchchavely area in Trincomalee

2,000 years old tombs discovered at Kuchchavely area in Trincomalee

The Officer in Charge of the Department of Archaeology, W.H.A.Sumanadasa said that more than 43 tombs dating back to 2000 years had been detected at Kuburugaswewa jungle area in the Pradeshiya Saba area of Kuchchaveli in Trincomalee.

These tombs were found during the project for diverting Yan Oya waters and that several articles of archaeological importance had been found by their group.

He also said that they are taking action to uproot three tombs from there and exhibit them in the store under construction near the Yan Oya bund, for the public.

However he also pointed out that the area where the tombs were found will go under water due to the Diversion of Yan Oya.


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