Saturday, 1 February 2020

Udammita Ambalama

Udammita Ambalama
The Udammita Ambalama is an old wayside rest in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. It is located at Udammita junction on the Veyangoda-Ruwanwella road about 1.8 km distance from the Nittambuwa town.

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 Ambalama at Udammita is one such structure, believed to have been built in 1829.

The structure
The brick-built building is consists of an open verandah and two rooms. The verandah is relatively large and a short wall goes around it. The entrances of both verandah and the inner part (two doors for two rooms) of the Ambalama are facing the south. The roof is paved with semi-circular clay tiles (Sinhala Ulu).

The Ambalama was conserved by the Department of Archaeology on 23 May 2012.

Udammita Ambalama .
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This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
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