Kataragama, and the history of it can be traced back to an ancient time even before the Auradhapura era. this area plays a critical role in the history of ancient Sri Lanka as it served as a capital during invasions from South India. Kirivehera is an ancient religious location that is revered by the Buddhists; and people of all religions come to worship GodKataragama whom they believe to be residing in these secret location, making is a mysterious and sacred place. this part of the island is close to the Yala National Park and is closely associated with even the Vedda people of Sri Lanka, who are considered as a native people of Sri Lanka.

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