Monday, 12 May 2014 - 8:19
Assistance from 3 countries for determining the time period of sacred relics found at the Lahugala, Neelagiri relic dome.
The National Heritage Ministry says that attention has been drawn on obtaining the assistance of three foreign countries for consolidating definite information about the two sacred relics recovered in the Laahugala Neelagiri relic dome excavations.
National Heritage Minister Jagath Baalasooriya told our news team that attention has been thus drawn on determining the period of the sacred relics concerned.
Two sacred relics were found placed in a gold box inside a small clay bowl in September 2011 in the Laahugala Neelagiri relic dome excavations.
A writing on stone stating about a donation King Bhaathikaa-bhaya’s Queen Chuula-seeva had offered to the Buddhist Temple in the first century A.D. has also been discovered.
In addition clay beads, coins, glass beads, 8 small caskets made of glass, old coins and a model relic dome made of stone too has been found.
The Neelagiri relic dome is 72 feet high and its circumference is 629 feet.
There are also evidences to the effect that this relic dome was repaired in the seventh century A.D.