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Clay inscription found in Budugala

Archaeological Assistant Nimal Karunatilake was able to find two pieces of tiles with letters in the Budugala monastery complex located in the Budugala Grama Niladhari Division in the Kaltota Divisional Secretariat Division in the Ratnapura District. He also received certificates from His Excellency the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the inauguration ceremony of Archaeological Day for this special discovery.

These tiles are written in medieval Sinhala script belonging to the 12th century AD. The inscriptions on the partially broken tiles are incomplete. These documents were read by Mr. Namal Kodithuwakku, Director, Epigraphy and Numismatics Division and Dr. Dammi Bandara, who works in the Epigraphy and Numismatics Division. From those readings it was confirmed that one document belonged to King Vijayabahu I and the other to King Jayabahu, the successor of King Vijayabahu. Mr. Udeni Arunasiri (Development Officer- Archeology) of the Ratnapura District Office who was particularly interested in these and articles also published a newspaper article on this finding.

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