Getakulama Ambalama

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

The Getakulama Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Rikillagaskada in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka.

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 Ambalama at Getakulama is one such place that is believed to be more than 150 years old (Wijesinghe, 2015).

The structure
The Getakulama Ambalama is a rectangular structure with 4 pillars holding the roof. The roof is covered with semi-cylindrical clay tiles known as Sinhala Ulu.

1) Wijesinghe, T.K., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Nuwara Eliya Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-36-4. pp.15-16.

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This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
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