Ahugammana Ambalama

Ahugammana Ambalama
Ahugammana Ambalama (Photo credit: Google street view)

The Ahugammana Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Ahugammana village in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. It is located about 1.7 km inland from Guruge Viharaya junction on the Belummahara-Kaduwela road.

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 structure
The Ahugammana Ambalama is made of bricks and mortar. It is a rectangular structure with 9 pillars holding the roof. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles.
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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