The Mahavansha mentions that the temple was under the patronage of king Devanampiyathissa and the renovation work was carried out during the regin of king Agbo the I st.
According to an oral slogan belonging to the temple, the Dageba Monastery and the ruined Vihara built at the Wellmangodalla in a jungle area near the place where the Kolamunu oya falls to the Deduru oya have been constructed.
This temple has existed since ancient times as a temple with 'Panchawasa' building which can be traced back to ancient Sri Lankan temples
Inspecting the remains of buildings on the ground, you can identify the foundations and remnants of other buildings, besides the ruins of the pirivena monastery and the large statue.
The wall around the shrine compound and its four Wahalkada and the preserved poya house are examples of the ancient glory of the temple.
The magnificence of the temple can only be seen from the gateway to the wahaldakada which is made of huge stone pillars.
The north south and east sides of the wahalkada have been severely damaged and the constrction of the Wahalkada can not be clearly identified, but the western Wahalkada can be seen well built.
There are several large stone pillars on the entire foundation and the Archeology Department has confirmed that.
It is clear from the ruins that the rich house built of brick and stone pillars had two or more floors.
Apart from the ruins of the buildings there are many archaeological evidence that show the history of the temple.
A broken standing Buddha statue made of black stone
Two scales of a statues with broken
More sculptures of smaller statues
A small statue head with tiles and bricks
Large sized ceilings and rough looking and rectangular pillars.
The fleats of the cheevara of statues with broken heads are similar to pre historic cheevara.
Uniteral represents can be seen as Anuradhapura era. As the archeological experiments are not finished correct asseement can’t be done. But at present archeological conservation is going on at the premises.