Dorawaka kanda

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Dorawaka kanda

Dorawaka kanda cave situated near Warakapola, this is an important prehistoric archaeological site. Also known as Athabandi Lena, this cave contains primitive rock paintings depicting animals, the sun and moon and some unidentifiable objects. Studies here have dated this cave’s habitation to 2500 BP placing it in the transition period from Mesolithic to Protohistoric. Situated near Warakapola, this is an important prehistoric archaeological site. Also known as Athabandi Lena, this cave contains primitive rock paintings depicting animals, the sun and moon and some unidentifiable objects. Studies here have dated this cave’s habitation to 2500 BP placing it in the transition period from Mesolithic to Protohistoric.

Archaeologists firmly believe that excavation surveys conducted at the Dorawaka Rock caves at Warakapola reveal information of the Mesolithic Era, the third phase of the Stone Age.

According to them, the caves at Dorawakkanda and Uragala near Warakapola in the Kegalle District have yielded some of the most sensational archaeological findings in recent times, among them Brahmi inscriptions, a communication mode within suggest and attributes a different language pre-dating the arrival of Vijaya.

Brahmi lettering is typically found in rock inscriptions in stone caves. The roots of this science is said to have originated in India. The chronicles, the Mahawansa in particular, believe that the communication mode was brought to Sri Lanka in the same period as Arahant Mahinda’s arrival in Sri Lanka. This, therefore, is the most ancient form of lettering found in the island.

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