Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Mahawatta Ambalama

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

The Mahawatta Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated on the Algama-Horagasmankada road in Kegalle 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 Mahawatta Ambalama is made of bricks and mortar. It is a rectangular structure with 7 square pillars and 2 cylindrical pillars holding the roof. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles.

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