Sunday, August 4, 2019

Awariyawala Ambalama

Awariyawala Ambalama
The Awariyawala Ambalama is an old wayside rest in the village of Awariyawala in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka.

History
Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were traveling to distant places. The history of Awariyawala Ambalama, according to the local people, is connected with King Walagamba (103 B.C. and c. 89 - 77 B.C.) and his queen.

Structure
The Ambalama lies on a flat rock adjoining a small pond. The square shaped structure is made of wooden pillars and balanced on a few stones on the ground. Presently, the roof is thatched with dry coconut leaves.

On one of wooden pillars, following notes are found,
  • ගල් වල කැපූ දිනය (the date on which the stone pond was cut) : 1983.2.27
  • උළු (roofing tiles) : 1976.3.15
A protected monument
The Ewariyawala Ambalama situated in Awariyawala village in Palle Tuttiripitya Grama Niladari Division in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Mahara is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 22 November 2002 .
Awariyawala Ambalama Awariyawala Ambalama
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References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: No: 1214. 22 November 2002.

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