Nepalana Ambalama

Nepalana Ambalama
Nepalana Ambalama (Photo credit: Google street view)
Nepalana Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Nepalana near Mawanella 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. 

The structure
The Nepalana Ambalama is roughly a rectangular-shaped structure built of bricks. The roof which is covered with semi-cylindrical clay tiles (Sinhala Ulu) is supported by twelve (outer) and four (inner) brick pillars erected in two concentric tiers.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 27 February 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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