Second Session of the Rajagala Project and its Results

The second session of the Rajagala excavation project commenced on the 21st of May 2018 in accordance to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Deccan College, India. The excavation project which comes to an end on the 2nd of June 2018 has been a remarkable success. The delegates from Deccan University together with the Department of History and Archaeology have made notable discoveries.

The Head of the Department, Department of History and Archaeology, Prof. Alexander Kapukotuwa stated that this is the first prehistoric excavation held in the Ampara district.

“We are expecting to fill a gap in the recorded data of prehistory. The research that has been launched is expected to expand to two years” he said.

Two thousand eight hundred and twenty-three stone fragments, hundred and fifty-one stone tools, two glass beads, two clay objects, two copper plates, three human teeth, thirteen animal teeth, two bone tools, remains of flora, Monsoon seeds and Kakuna seeds of the prehistoric era known as the Mesolithic era of Sri Lanka have been found so far.

Prof. Kapukatuwa states that the exact dates of the findings have not been confirmed yet and that they are currently conducting research with relevant specialists to determine further details with regard to the findings.