Dombagammana Ambalama

Dombagammana Ambalama
Dombagammana Ambalama (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Dombagammana Ambalama (Sinhala: පූජාපිටිය දොඹගම්මන අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest situated in Kirioruwa in Badulla 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 Dombagammana is believed to be one such place.

The structure
The square-shaped Dombagammana Ambalama is relatively small and consists of a single open space surrounded by a short wall. The four-sided roof which is held by four pillars at the corners has been tiled with calicut clay tiles.

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This page was last updated on 23 October 2022
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