Kumburegama Ambalama

Kumburegama Ambalama
Kumburegama Ambalama (Sinhala: කුඹුරේගම අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest situated in Kumburegama village in Galagedara in Kandy 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 Kumburegama is one such structure constructed in 1912. The inscription engraved on one of the rafters of this structure mentions that this Ambalama was completed on 5 June 1912 by Gunapubandara in memory of his father Kumburegama Loku Korale who passed away in April 1896 A.D.

The structure
The square-shaped Kumburegama 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.

1) LankaPradeepa.com would like to thank Vishwa Sri Jayasinghe for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.
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This page was last updated on 4 April 2023
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