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Ruins

Assembly Hall

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 164-192 A.D
  Ruler king Kanittatissa

Introduction

The Assembly hall which served the clergy and the laity of the ancient Abhayagiriya monastery belongs to the late Anuradhapura period. The assembly Hall discovered beneath & this had been build by king Kanittatissa (164-192 A.D.) in the 2nd century A.D.according to his stone pavement inscription. The north-east of his stone compound is the remains of an image house for a deity.