Friday, 22 April 2022

Weniyarawela Ambalama

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

Weniyarawela Ambalama (Sinhala: වෑනියරවෙල අම්බලම) is a wayside rest located at Weniyarawela junction in Galle 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 Weniyarawela Ambalama is a rectangular-shaped single-room structure built of brick and mortar. Three sides of the building are fully covered by the walls while the front side is open to the road. The roof which is covered with calicut clay tiles is held by high walls. Presently, it is used as a bus stop.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 17 September 2022


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