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Alawala Ambalama

Alawala Ambalama
Alawala Ambalama (Photo credit: Google Street View)
Alawala Ambalama (Sinhala: අලවල අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest situated in Alawala in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka.

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 Alawala Ambalama is a square-shaped brick and mortar structure with 4 square pillars holding the roof. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles. A short wall is built around the building with an opening for the entrance at the front.

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This page was last updated on 27 February 2022

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