Friday, 9 July 2021

Dodamwala Ambalama

The Dodamwala Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Dadamwala village in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. 

History
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. As mentioned on one of its pillars, this Ambalama has been built in 1876 by a person named Loku Appuhami (Rajapakse, 2016).

The structure
The Ambalama building is 3.09 m in length and 2.28 m in width (Rajapakse, 2016). The roof is supported by four pillars at the corners. The pillars are brick-built and covered with lime plaster (Rajapakse, 2016).

References
1) Rajapakse, S., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Mahanuwara Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN:955-9159-34-8. pp.45-46.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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