Archaeological Artifacts belonging to the Anuradhapura Era were recovered in an Archaeological excavation carried out by the Archaeological Department at Thalavai Kandam, Chenkalady, Baticaloa.
In the Archaeological excavations carried out at 23 locations of the Pankudavelly area, brick wall, pieces of ancient bricks, tiles, heaped granite columns, circular moon stones, sentry stone, feet of a statue, and building found.
The Archaeological Department has said that Buddhist remains are found here.
In a second excavation remains of an entrance with column bases have been found at depths of 3 feet and 12 feet.
Prior to this an oldest stone bridge, around 240 feet in length was discovered closer to the Kayankerny marshy land, located to the North of Batticaloa and Valaichenai areas. The officials said this is the longest stone bridge to have been discovered in Sri Lanka.
The official further said that excavations are being made in some districts through the Archaeological Department, as per the advice of the Minister of Education, Akilaviraj Kariyawasagam, understanding that the need of the day is a National Duty, to preserve the Legacy and culture of Sri Lanka for the future generations.