Hulan nuge-(hulanuge) හුලන් නුගේ Hulan Nuge Tharulengala Raja Maha Viharaya is situated in Lahugala Divisional secretariat area in Ampara district in Southern province.The history of this temple extends beyond 2300 B.C. The Buddha statue depicting sleeping posture situated in this temple is the oldest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka(Pidurangala is the first Buddha statue). There are five Buddha statues in Eastern province. But this Buddha statue has a special significance. That is though all other statues are facing either northern or western direction the Tharulengala statue faces eastern direction.Thus when sun rises the light beams of the sun falls directly on the face of the Buddha statue. Apart from the statue it has been revealed that this temple consists of paintings from prehistoric era. Many rock caves are situated in Tharulengala temple. The longest cave (720 ft)in south Asia is among them. Other than these caves 3 pillars which has ancient letters have been found.