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The Ruwanveli Seya Restoration Society was founded in 1902 and the final crowning of the stupa took place on 17 June 1940.
The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.
Ruwanwelisaya also known as “Mahathupa”, “Swarnamali Chaitya”, “Suvarnamali Mahaceti” (in Pali) and “Rathnamali Dagaba”.
The stupa was a ruin in the 19th century. After fundraising efforts by a Sinhalese bhikkhu, it was renovated in the early 20th century.
Ruwanwelisaya diameter of 90 meters at the base and a height of 92 meters (300 ft) and circumference of 292 meters (950 ft).
Ruwanwelisaya Geographic coordinates 8°21′0″N 80°23′47″E.
Ruwanwelisaya is one of the world’s tallest monuments, standing at 103 m (338 ft.)
Built by King Dutugamunu c. 140 B.C.