Poramadulla Ambalama

Poramadulla Ambalama
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The Poramadulla Ambalama (Sinhala: පොරමඩුල්ල අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest situated near Poramadulla Central College in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. 

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 Poramadulla, as mentioned on the wall of it, has been built on 30 April 1923 by a person named Nan Ediri (Dasanayaka, 2018).

The structure
This is a square-shaped building with four large pillars at the corners (Dasanayaka, 2018). By connecting these pillars, a short wall runs around it. The four-sided roof is paved with Calicut tiles.

1) Dasanayaka, R., 2018. Ambalama saha samajaya (In Sinhala). S. Godage & Brothers.  pp.104-105.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 20 April 2022
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