Sunday, 11 August 2019

Kossinna Ambalama

Kossinna Ambalama
Kossinna Ambalama (Sinhala: කොස්සින්න අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest in the village of Kossinna in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka.

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 lies in the middle of a paddy field. The structure is square in shape and made of brick and mortar. The four-sided roof which is held by six brick pillars, has been paved with semi-cylindrical clay tiles (Sinhala Ulu).

See also

Location Map
This page was last updated on 16 May 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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