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Cool Palace(Seetha Maligaya)

  Province North Central
  District Polonnaruva
  Nearest Town Polonnaruva
  Period 1153 – 1186 A.D.
  Ruler King Parakramabahu the Great

Introduction

The ‘Seetha Maligaya’ (Cool Palace) which was constructed in the middle of Parakrama Samudraya,and considered as the place where King Parakramabahu has lived during the Summer,was burned and destroyed by a certain group. Due to the fire which burned for four hours, the ancient items of the palace were destroyed and the brick walls were flattened. As the walls of this palace were exploded and granite were shattered, all ancient symbols are destroyed.The trees and all varieties of grass also burnt by this fire. Even though the officials of Archeology Department and Central Cultural Fund have informed the responsible sectors to extinguish the fire, nobody have extended their support for the task, they say. The Department of Archeology has not appointed a security guard to protect this palace yet.