Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Weragampita Ambalama

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

The Weragampita Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Weragampita village in Matara District, Sri Lanka. 

Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were travelling to distant places. The Weragampita Ambalama is believed to be one such structure built in the 19th century A.D. or later (probable). According to locals, this Ambalama may have been erected as a part of the old Nawimana port on the nearby Nilwala Ganga.

The Ambalama has been built on a raised square-shaped platform made of bricks and cement. Two sides of the building are covered by a high wall that rises up to the roof while the other two sides are bordered by a short wall. Two entrances have been placed on the two sides that face the road. The roof is covered with semi-circular tiles known as Sinhala-Ulu.

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This page was last updated on 14 November 2021
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