Friday, July 9, 2021

Dodamwala Ambalama

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

Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were travelling to distant places. As mentioned on one of its pillars, this Ambalama has been built in 1876 by a person named Loku Appuhami (Rajapakse, 2016).

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).

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.

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This page was last updated on 9 July 2021
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