north of kuruneglala (west of the Ibbagamuwa - Moragolla gama Rd) has a 6th century cave hermitage up a forested hillside.
Ancient Brahmi donative inscription have revealed meditation
halls, stone-faced double platform structures and ambulatories
for the Tapovana (Forest-dwelling) sect of
austere Buddhist hermits here. Typically, the platforms
aligned east-west, with the entrance porch to the east, would
be bridged by a large monolith. The smaller of the double platform
structure here was probably divided into nine 'cells' or
monks' dwellings the roof being supported on columns.