Yatawara Gal Ambalama

Yatawara Gal Ambalama
Yatawara Gal Ambalama (Photo credit: Google street view)

The Yatawara Gal Ambalama (Sinhala: යටවර ගල් අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest situated in the Yatawara area in Kandy 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 Yatawara Gal Ambalama is believed to be one such structure built at the beginning of the 20th century. 

The Ambalama is built on 4 granite pillars and one of the pillars contains an inscription with the year 1903.
Transcript: Buddha varsha dedas harasiya hathlis hathai. Yapa mudiyansege hathveni munuburu pinchi bandara pu..nata 1903
Translation: Buddhist year 2447. Pinchi Bandara ..., the seventh grandson of Yapa Mudiyanse 1903
See also
# Pitakotte Gal Ambalama
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This page was last updated on 21 June 2022

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