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700 years old Tamil stone Inscription found Maraiyadithakulam in Vanni

700 years old Tamil stone Inscription found Maraiyadithakulam in Vanni

A stone inscription had been found in Puliyankula in Marayadithakulam kulam in Vanni, by a team of Archaeologists led by Professor P.Pusparatnam of the Faculty of Archeology of the University of Jaffna, and including Archaeological department’s Research officers Kapilan and Manimaran.

This inscripted stone was earlier found by the farmers in a paddy field and was until recently as a dais to place deities in a temple. But the Research officer of the Vavuniya Pardeshiya Sabai, Jeyatheeban realised the importance of the inscription, informed Manimaran and now the inscription is under the scrutiny of the Archaeological Faculty of the Jaffna University.

According to experts, this inscription belonged to 12 – 13 century AD. There are five lines in this inscription, which is only a part of a full  inscripted stone. If the other part or parts are found, a full meaning could be drawn it is reported. The five lines may form a part of a inscription which may be saying that “ anybody who misappropriate any property granted to temple will go to hell”

 This is the first interim period Tamil stone inscription to be found in Vavuniya District.


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