The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

Oldest pre-brahmi rock inscriptions can be found in Sri Lanka. Though other countries possess inscriptions that belong to later periods, none of them have thousands of inscriptions spread all over the country as Sri Lanka has. It is a proof of the long and continuous history of Sri Lanka.

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

Oldest pre-brahmi rock inscriptions can be found in Sri Lanka. Though other countries possess inscriptions that belong to later periods, none of them have thousands of inscriptions spread all over the country as Sri Lanka has. It is a proof of the long and continuous history of Sri Lanka.

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

Oldest pre-brahmi rock inscriptions can be found in Sri Lanka. Though other countries possess inscriptions that belong to later periods, none of them have thousands of inscriptions spread all over the country as Sri Lanka has. It is a proof of the long and continuous history of Sri Lanka.

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

Oldest pre-brahmi rock inscriptions can be found in Sri Lanka. Though other countries possess inscriptions that belong to later periods, none of them have thousands of inscriptions spread all over the country as Sri Lanka has. It is a proof of the long and continuous history of Sri Lanka.

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

The island with the largest number of rock inscriptions

Oldest pre-brahmi rock inscriptions can be found in Sri Lanka. Though other countries possess inscriptions that belong to later periods, none of them have thousands of inscriptions spread all over the country as Sri Lanka has. It is a proof of the long and continuous history of Sri Lanka.

 

Vellaveli Cave Inscription -01

 

 

Ruwangirikanda-01

Dulvala Rock Inscriptions- 01

 

Photo: Vikum Ravishankha

Urumutta Rock Inscription

Kaludiya Pokuna- 01

Destruction of Kaludiya Pokuna Inscriptions

We hereby express our sympathy to the destruction of Kandalama Kaludiya Pokuna inscriptions. A national heritage that should be protected by the government has been neglected to be destructed. Despite the political goals, none of the past governments have a taken a genuine effort to protect these heritage sites.

History and heritage of a nation is not a responsibility of a one party. That is why we have spent our personal time and money to copy inscriptions all around the country. And this project is preceded with the permission of the archaeological department.

As independent researchers of Sri Lanka, we highly disapprove the damage done to this historical site and would like to state that these damages are not repairable. Valuable knowledge has been lost forever.

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