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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.

History
Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were travelling to distant places. They were also used as a place for people to gather, hold meetings and serve as a public place in society. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, Ambalamas were spread all over the country.

The structure
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 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.

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References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: No: 1214. 22 November 2002.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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