Apalawatta Ambalama in Urapola, Atthanagalla – අත්තනගල්ල ඇපලවත්ත අම්බලම

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Apalawatta Ambalama in Urapola, Atthanagalla

Apalawatta Ambalama in Urapola, Atthanagalla
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Apalawatta Ambalama is a brick and mortar way side rest in the Urapola area in Gampaha District. The history of this Ambalama is not known. Nine brick pillars hold the roof of the building and a half height wall is built around the building. Out of the nine pillars, four pillars at the corners are square and the others are cylindrical. All the pillars are plain and carries no artwork.

seats in the ambalama is made of cement along the sides except the side with the entrance. A unique feature of this ambalama is that the seats along the 3 sides are built at 3 different heights to accommodate different social classes. Today to floor of the Ambalama lies below the road level probably due to the road being filled and raised over time. Behind the Ambalama is paddy field lying at a level well below the road.

 


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Travel Directions to Apalawatta Ambalama

Route from Colombo to Apalawatta Ambalama
distance :49  km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Time to Spent : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map
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