Although Lankaramaya is a separate monastery today, it was a monastery belonging to the ancient Abhayagiri. This may be the Bhikkuni monastery to which it belongs. Abhayagiri had Lankaramaya with a Vatadage and a stupa just like the Maha Vihara had Thuparamaya. Today it is known as Lankaramaya, but in ancient time it was known as ‘’ Sila Somba Kandaka ‘’. This is the smallest of the eight dagobas.
This was done by King Walagamba. This was made entirely of brick and the original appearance is no longer here. At present, the diameter of the stupa is 38 feet. The stupa is built on a circular platform 10 feet 2 inches above the ground. The inner compound is 132 feet 2 inches in diameter.
Kind Walagamba fought and conquered the enemy because of his queen. Therefore, the king presented her with a precious gem. This gem is kept in this dagoba.
All the buildings in the Lankarama area are surrounded by a wall. There is also a Buddha shrine, Bodhigar and Chapter House. The Bodhigar is circular in shape and a drain.