Pregnant mother blessed as far back as 5000 years ago.

Friday, 23 August 2013 - 18:34



Senior Lecturer & Professor of Archaeology of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, Sri Lanka Raj Somadeva states that a marker in the turning point in the evolution of knowledge in this country has been unearthed during an archeological excavation in the Haldummulla – Wa Eliya – Hunugalaagala cave.


During recent excavations fragments of female sculptures have been discovered and parts of grinding instruments were also unearthed.


Based on the artifacts unearthed Prof. Somadeva believes that this cave may have been used approximately 5000 years ago as a place of worship to bless pregnant mothers.


Prof. Somadeva believes that this is a significant piece of evidence in the transition of the native people from being hunter gatherers to those who believe in the supernatural.