Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Lankatilaka: Photo 1
The structure is of brightly whitewashed brick--not stone, like neighboring Gadaladeniya. It was built in 1344, during the Gampola Empire and the reign of the Gampola king Bhuvanaikababu IV, by a minister named Lankadhikara. The temple's tower had four stories until Portuguese raiders--or perhaps the passage of time--destroyed the top ones. The second story is no longer functional.
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