Thibbotugoda Ambalama

Thibbotugoda Ambalama is an old resting house constructed on the verge of a paddy field. It is a small brick and mortar building rectangular in shape.
Thibbotugoda Ambalama
Thibbotugoda Ambalama

Thibbotugoda Ambalama (Sinhala: තිබ්බොටුගොඩ අම්බලම), is an old resting house situated in the Thibbotugoda village near Ganemulla in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. Horagolla Ambalama, another old wayside rest is located about 500 m southeast of this Ambalama.


Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to provide shelter for travellers journeying to far-off destinations. They served as communal hubs for gatherings, meetings, and public interactions. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, Ambalamas were spread all over the country. The Ambalama in Thibbotugoda village is thought to be such a structure built in the past.

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The Structure

Constructed on the verge of a paddy field, this small Ambalama building is rectangular in shape and built with brick and mortar. Its roof is balanced on six square brick pillars and connecting the four pillars of the rear part, a full-height wall runs around the structure. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles (Rata Ulu).

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To Whom extends its gratitude to 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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