Sunday, June 13, 2021

Apalawatta Ambalama

Apalawatta Ambalama
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The Apalawatta Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Urapola in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka.

Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were travelling to distant places. The Apalawatta Ambalama is one such building.

The rectangular-shaped Ambalama is relatively small and consists of a single open space surrounded by a short wall. The four-sided roof which is held by nine pillars has been tiled with semi-cylindrical clay tiles (Sinhala Ulu). Out of the nine pillars, four pillars at the corners of the structure are square and the others are cylindrical.

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This page was last updated on 14 June 2021
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