Ridi Viharaya

Lies about 20 kilometres away from the ancient kingdom of Kurunegala in a small village called Ridi Gama. This temple is believed to be built by King Dutugemunu in the 2nd centaury BC as a memorial to the place where he found a silver (ridi) ore mine which was used to finance the building of the gigantic Ruwanweli seya.

This ancient Buddhist temple site with rock cave hermitages and an image house with Kandyan paintings of the 18th century.  There has been multiple discoveries here including some Buddha statues and an ivory laid door frame.