Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Vijayapura Ambalama

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

Vijayapura Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Vijayapura village in Ampara 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 Vijayapura Ambalama is roughly a square-shaped structure built of brick and mortar. The roof which is covered with calicut clay tiles (Rata Ulu) is held by 4 pillars at the corners. Connecting these pillars, a short wall goes around the structure with an opening for the entrance at the front.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 1 February 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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