Daranagama Ambalama

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

The Daranagama Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Daranagama in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. It is located about 330 m inland from Daranagama 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 Daranagama Ambalama is made of stones and mortar. It is a square-shaped structure with a roof made of 8 beams attached to the canopy. Three sides of the building are fully covered by the walls while the front side is opened to the road. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles.
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This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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