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Batticaloa | Baron's Cap or Thoppigala

Baron's Cap or Thoppigala

Known as the Baron’s cap and Thoppigala for its distinctive shape of a hat, this rocky edged mountain was known as the PiyagalakaAgaliPawatha in an era gone by.

Situated nearly 40 km away from Batticaloa, amidst a thick jungle, Thoppigala had played many a roles in Sri Lankan history. Archeological evidence suggests that the rocky mountain and the surrounding jungle had been the venue of a large monastery built during the Anuradhapura era. Stone inscriptions found atop the mountain details various donations made by King KanishtaThissas to the monastery complex.

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