Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Ilukthenna Ambalama

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

The Ilukthenna Ambalama is an old wayside rest in Iluktenna in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. It is situated on the Aladeniya-Eriyagama road at the junction that runs towards the famous Suriyagoda Viharaya.

History
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 Ilukthenna Ambalama is roughly a square-shaped structure built of brick and mortar. The roof which is covered with calicut clay tiles is held by 4 pillars at the corners. Connecting these pillars, a short wall goes around the structure. A hood has been attached in front of it with two pillars holding the roof.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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