Kiuldeniya Ambalama

Kiuldeniya Ambalama (Sinhala: කිවුල්දෙණිය අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest near Kivuldeniya village 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.

As mentioned on the front wall, the Kiuldeniya Ambalama has been built in the Buddhist year 2474 (1930 A.D.)

The structure
The Kiuldeniya 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.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 29 January 2022
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