Sunday, March 21, 2021

Saram Mudali Walawwa

Saram Mudali Walawwa is an old manor house situated in the premises of Rahula College in Matara District, Sri Lanka.

History
This Walawwa is said to have been constructed by Mudaliyar David De Saram during the latter part of the 18th century A.D. (Abeyawardana, 2004; Wikramaratne, 2015). In 1923, the ownership of the building was transferred to C.A. Odiris De Silva, the former Manager of Rahula College (Abeyawardana, 2004). Silva, in 1939, donated this precious property to house Rahula College (Abeyawardana, 2004).

The building is now a property of Rahula College and they use a part of that as a boarding-house for the students (Abeyawardana, 2004; Wikramaratne, 2015). A small museum has also been established in another part of the building (Abeyawardana, 2004; Wikramaratne, 2015).

A protected monument
The old Sarammudali Walawwa located in the premises of Rahula College in Nupe village in the Divisional Secretariat Division of Matara is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 9 April 1999.

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Ruhuna: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-073-4. p.69.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1075. 9 April 1999.
3) Wikramaratne, I., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Matara Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-54-2. pp.61-62.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 21 March 2021
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