Friday, May 7, 2021

Godamunna Elle Oya Ambalama

Godamunna Elle Oya Ambalama
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The Godamunna Elle Oya Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Godamunna village in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. 

Ambalama
Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were travelling to distant places. The Godamunna Elle Oya Ambalama is one such structure built in 1930 by a person named Ranthen Gedara Iskoole Mahatha (Dasanayaka, 2018).

Situated on the verge of a small waterfall, the Ambalama has been built by erecting four granite pillars fixed on the ground. By connecting these four pillars, a short wall prepared for sitting runs around it. The roof is tiled with Sinhala Ulu and held by the four pillars. 

References
1) Dasanayaka, R., 2018. Ambalama saha samajaya (In Sinhala). S. Godage & Brothers.  pp.107-108.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 9 May 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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