The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa, a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world .Ruwanweli stupa isOne of the most miraculous places on Sri Lanka.One of the tallest and largest structures in Anuradhapura.Respected and worshiped by millions of Buddhists from all a over the world.
It was built by King Dutugemunu.(140 BC )Historical says that the construction was unfinished by the time the King Durugamunu passed away.
The stupa was a ruin in the 19th century. After fundraising efforts by Sinhalese bhikkhu, it was renovated in the early 20th century. The Ruwanveli Seya Restoration Society was founded in 1902 and the final crowning of the stupa took place on 17 June 1940.
It is located in Anuradhapura sacred city. 200Km away from Colombo.