Kehelella Ambalama

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

Kehelella Ambalama (Sinhala: කෙහෙල්ඇල්ල අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest in Kehel-ella village in Divulapitiya in Gampaha 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 Ambalama at Kehelella, as mentioned on its wall has been built in the Buddhist year 2449 (1905 A.D.).

The structure
The Kehelella Ambalama is built of Kabok (laterite) and clay. It consists of an open verandah and a single room. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles (Rata Ulu).
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This page was last updated on 6 February 2022
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