Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Gallindawatta Ambalama, Ambagaspitiya

Gallindawatta Ambalama, Ambagaspitiya
The Gallindawatta Ambalama is an old wayside rest in the village of Ambagaspitiya in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. The site can be reached by traveling along the Yakkala - Radawana road about a 3.7 km distance from the Yakkala junction.

Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were traveling to distant places. 

The Ambalama is situated on the verge of paddy land and has been built by erecting four granite pillars fixed on the ground. The floor is square in shape and paved with stone slabs. The roof is tiled with Sinhala Ulu and held by the four granite pillars. A well built with granite blocks is found adjacent to the Ambalama.

A protected monument
The old Ambalama at Gallinda Watta land in Ambagaspitiya village in Mahara Divisional Secretary’s Division is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 22 November 2002 .
Gallindawatta Ambalama The well built with granite blocks
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: No: 1214. 22 November 2002.

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This page was last updated on 18 July 2019


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