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This site is at the Habessa village in Buttala District Secretariat Division of the Moneragala District of the Uva Province.

The ruined site could be reached by traversing 10 miles towards Okkampitiya along the turnoff to the right at the Kumbukkana Junction on Buttala-Moneragala road.

Of  the many ruins found at this site, the image house with a 32 foot Buddha image made of brickwork  takes a prominent place. This temple is beleived to be the ancient “Naka Maha Vihara” mentioned in the chronicle Mahavamsa.