Saradiel Village is a rural village in the Mawanella area in the Kegalle District of the Sbaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. This Saradiel Village was built to commemorate Sura Saradiel who was alive at that time. "Saradiel Village", reminiscent of Saradiel's time, is a wonderful place at the foot of Utuwankanda that takes the mind back to the past.
The village of Saradiel is also extremely beautiful. The village of Saradiel is built on a land of about six acres. A place built according to the concept of Mr. Gamage. During his tenure as the Mawanella Medical Officer of Health in the 1980s, he visited a patient. The opportunity he had to study Saradiel is said to be the beginning of this wonderful creation.
Since then, Dr. Ariyasena has devoted his time and effort to make this wonderful village of art and history a reality, which has been created in his mind.
There was a cattle shed, a village house, a Kurahan stone, an auspicious Rala house, a goldsmith's house, a potter's house, a doctor's house, a kitchen, a paddy field, a thimbiri house, near Arachchi's house which was the main center of the village at that time. In this village where all these things called Dandukanda are done in an orderly manner, the life of the people of that period is taken to the past with the help of statues created in such a way that they can be read.
The sculpture was created by Milton Jayapala, an art teacher, highlighting the subtleties of Saradiel's characterization of how he beat Gondiwela Arachchi's nephew from the time he wrote as a child until he later became a thief.
Dikirikewage Saradiel or Uthuwankande Soora Saradiel was born on March 25, 1832. He was in hiding in the Utuwankanda area as he had been convicted of disobedience to British rule. The route from Colombo to the upcountry was hidden in a well-visible area, attacking Englishmen and their allies on the way. Saradiel was known as the "Robin Hood of Ceylon" because his property was stolen and distributed among the people.
Despite being arrested on several occasions, Saradiel was clever enough to escape. For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, a police officer was killed by him.
Sura Saradiel, the hero of the people, was captured on March 21, 1864, and killed on May 7, 1864.