Department of Archaeology uncovers Kurunegala Royal Palace

Department of Archaeology uncovers Kurunegala Royal Palace

Department of Archaeology uncovers Kurunegala Royal Palace

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

12 Aug, 2020 | 1:18 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Department of Archaeology has succeeded in excavating the ruins of the Kurunegala Royal Palace, archaeological officials said.

“The ruins were excavated from the site of the old Governor’s Building in Kurunegala and based on excavations it was revealed the Governor’s Building was built on top of the Royal Palace,” Prof. Senarath Dissanayake, the Director-General of Archaeology told News 1st on Wednesday (Aug 12).

According to Prof. Dissanayake, the ruins of the Kurunegala Palace and the Governor’s Building will be developed as a museum.

The period of Kurunegala from 1293 AD to 1341 AD was an era in which many literary creations were published.

King Bhuvanekabahu II, King Parakramabahu IV, King Bhuvanekabahu III, and King Vijayabahu V, ruled the country during the Kurunegala period, which was succeeded by the Gampola Kingdom.

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