It is called the ‘Galgane Viharaya’. But, I do not see it as a part of a Buddhist temple although there is in fact a rather new Buddhist temple in the adjoining premises. Nor have I read that it was a Buddhist temple at any time in history. However, I have read a suggestion that it might have been a ‘devalaya/kovil’ dedicated to God ‘Upulwan’. Anyway, even as at today, the building has not been positively identified.
Yet, the architecture is fascinating. Its built with perfectly cut and perfectly placed stone slabs. Even the roof has been made with the use of stone slabs. It is said that this is the only building of this sort found anywhere in Sri Lanka.
For me, it is a building that has had a huge Indian (& Hindu) influence especially in its architecture.
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Photo taken in Dondra, Sri Lanka
Misplaced? Suggest new location