Stone inscriptions are the oldest form of stating historical facts. The stone inscriptions are classified into four main groups, which are Cave Inscriptions, Rock Inscriptions, Slab Inscriptions and Pillar Inscriptions. Cave inscriptions are found to be the oldest type of inscriptions.
These inscriptions mark great significance because they contain information about donations made to Bikkhus (monks) and appreciations made for some Kings. These inscriptions have changed with time from facts stated in short lines to descriptive, lengthy facts while some inscriptions were produced in copies.
This historical significance can be sited in Akurugoda.
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