In a context where de-silting tasks being undertaken in a pond near the Chilaw, Munneswaram Temple, it is reported that ruins of buildings had been found in the bed of the pond.
It is reported that ruins of buildings had been found in the pond near Munneswaram Sri Vadivabiga sametha Sri Munnai Natha Swamy temple and that bricks of various sizes and pot shreds had been found among the ruins.
Following the authorities of the Archaeological Department being informed of the finds, they had visited the spot, and adjudged the ruins may belong to either Anuradhapura or Pollonnaruwa eras.
They have also directed that the excavations be stopped temporarily.
It is notable that, in a context where the excavations are being conducted for nearly a month, a statue was recovered from the excavated soil, recently.