Kurunegala Era

Kurunegala became the main ruling center of the country after shifting from Yapahuwa at the latter part of the 13th century.
There were several kings ruled Kurunegala, however the notable king out of them is the king Parakramabahu iv. Only the remains found in Kurunegala are some of the foundations, steps, stone pillars at the base of the rock of “Ethugala “, and the remains of the shrine of the tooth relic which have the similarities to Yapahuwa culture.
In the chronological records and the “Dalada Siritha” it is reported that when the king Parakramabahu IV came in to power he has ordered to construct tooth relic shrine also in the court yard of the palace. Within the remains found at present elephant, horses, lions, images can be found and the frame of the entrance has been engraved floral and liyawel carvings.
There are no remains of parapet walls of the palace at present. However it is believed that the eastern side rock would have been used as a boundary wall and the other parts would have been constructed for the safety of the palace.
It is only a few amounts of ruins and other artificial monuments have been recovered from this era for a half century. However, the remaining parts of the palace and the shrine room of tooth relic are the evidence to prove that their skill of architecture.
  1. Hela Asiriya by Somapala Jayawardana
 2.Yapahuwa Archeological Department- The team of researchers of Yapahuwa
  1. The South-western kingdoms of Sri Lanka by Prema Nanayakkara
  2. The ancient Palaces of Sri Lanka by Malinga Amarasingha Wasana publishers
  3. The Ancient Kingdom of Yapahuwa by Kusumsiri Wijewardana- Dayawansa Jayakodi Compny
  4. Ancient Places and of Kurunegala district by R.K.S. Anuradha , Ajantha Samankumari The Depatment of Archiology







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