Yatiyana Sisiragiri Walawwa

Sisiragiri Walawwa
Sisiragiri Walawwa (Sinhala: යටියන සිසිරගිරි වලව්ව) is an abandoned country house located in Yatiyana village in Matara District, Sri Lanka. It was the ancestral residence of Ranaweeras, a wealthy land and plantation-owning family in Yatiyana.

Sisiragiri Walawwa
Sisiragiri Walawwa is a two-storied house built following British architecture. It was constructed by Don Andreas Ranaweera whose father, Yatiyana Ralahamy was the one who found the fortune of the Ranaweera family. Don Andreas Ranaweera expanded the land and wealth he inherited from his father, Yatiyana Ralahamy. Donald Jasen Ranaweera (b.1921-d.2000), the son of Don Andreas Ranaweera also expanded the family's wealth bringing them into one of the notable landlord families in the country. Donald also bought the Panilkanda Estate in Deniyaya and later acquired Fetteresso and Attabagie Group in Dickoya and Gampola.

Presently, the house has been abandoned and it remains in a dilapidated state. A store room and several graves of the Ranaweera family are located vicinity of the house.

#) LankaPradeepa.com would like to thank Lalith Kekulthotuwage 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 15 September 2023
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