Once you turn to the Pallanoya from the Wadinagala Junction on the Siyambalanduwa – Ampara road, you will pass the Pallanoya bridge ater about 2km. Another 1.5 km on this road will being you to the ancient Pannathgoda Rajamaha Viharaya.
Kethsirigama Mihindu Aranya Senasanaya in Uhana, Ampara is built on an ancient aramic complex which is believed to be going as far as 1st century BC. The temple lies on rocky plateau close to a small reservoir on the Koknahara Road few kilometers away from Wadinagala.
The Diviyagala Rajamaha Viharaya (also referred to as Diviyagala Hermitage, Diviyagala Aranya) lies in Damana, a monastery belonging to the first century BC is a vanishing monument of East despite its archeological importance.
This archaeological site lies off the jungles of remote village of Nella in the Ampara District. This area seems to be have been a massive monastic complex in the pre christian times
Kandurugoda (Kadurugoda) is remote village off Namal Oya in Ampara District. The Archaological Site of Kandurugoda is an ancient monastic complex similar to the close by Ovagiriya Archaeological Site which is under the protection of the Archaeology Department.
Ruins discovered at the Ganeuda Purana Rajamaha Viharaya is believed to be the ruins of a palace and a Dalada house of the sub kingdom of Warakagoda which can be traced to the Polonnaruwa kingdom.
Halaba is a small village in the Badulla Uva Paranagama area close to the Uma Oya. A spectacular 372 feet long steel bridge lies across Uma Oya at Halaba where no roads exists or ever existed
The pillar inscription belongs to the reign of King Udaya IV (946-954) . It has been recorded that the trade had been practiced in a town of Hopitigama. According to the inscription, the traders and the householders of the market town of Hopitigama had submitted a petition on corruptions and bribes done by in charger of village, to the king Udaya, when he visited the Mahiyangana pagoda.
Putuhapuwa is a small town in the Teldeniya area with a junction which connects five roads. The Ambalama at Putuhapuwa lies on this junction on a platform which is over 4 feet high.
Mahawaththa Ambalama (Mahawatta Ambalama) is an ancient wayside rest in Algama lying Medawaththta (Medawatta) area on the Algama – Horagasmankada road. Made of brick and mortar, the ambalama is rectangular in shape and built on seven square pillars and 2 cylindrical pillars which acts at the entrance pillars.
Bogahawaththa Ambalama (Bogahawatta Ambalama) is a ancient wayside in Kirindiwela close the the current police station. The ambalama is rectangular in shape and built on 10 granite pillars. The roof is tiled with clay calicut tiles (rata ulu) which is probably a new addition during a recent renovations.
Bollana Ambalama lies at the 5th mile post on Kandana – Ganemulla Road. This ambalama was declared as a protected monument in 2002 under the antiquities act.
Uduwawala is small town between Katuagastota and Medawala in the Kandy Distinct. A small ancient Ambalama (wayside rest) lies on the Uduwawala Junction on the Katuagastota – Medawala road partly functioning as a Bus Stop. The Uduwawala Ambalama is a…
The ancient Kolongahamaditta Ambalama is a wayside rest found on the Soranathota road on the route to Soranathota Buduge Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya.
The ancient Ambalama at Badulla lies inside the Kachcheri land in the middle of the Badulla town. The ambalama is believed to be built in early 19th century with finely carved wooden pillars, arches and pillar tops.
Lenabatuwa Ambalama is a brick and mortar wayside rest in front of the Lenabatuwa Wewa also known as Wilpita Wewa. The Ambalama is rectangular in shape and three sides other than the front is fully covered.
Kirigala Ambalama is a brick and mortar wayside rest but built similar to a small house lying on the Meepe – Ingiriya Road inside the Sagara Palansuriya Maha Vidyalaya premises.
It is believed that the Wakirigala Ambalama has been built using remnants from other ancient buildings, specially the ruins of ancient Wakirigala Rajamaha Viharaya. The ambalama has 2 entrances, one on the North and one on the east.
Narampanawa is a small town in Kandy just above Theldeniya on the banks of Hulu Ganga. The Narampanawa Ambalama lies underneath a temple tree on the edge of a picturesque paddy field along the road from Oruthota.
Ranamune is a ancient village in Kothmale closely associated with prince Dutugemunu. After sending female jewellery to his father he ran away from his home and hid himself in a farm village Kotagapitiya where he lived for 12 years disguised as a helper until his fathers death.
Ketawala (Katawala) is a small town in Haliela DS you will come across when when you travel to the popular Bogoda Bridge either from Hali-Ela or Etampitiya. The Ketawala Ambalama lies by the four-way junction in the center of the city amidst the busy commercial buildings.
Makura Ambalama in Kegalle is a unique from all the ambalam in the country since this is built on a granite slab laid across a water canal. The amablama is located between Hettimulla and Deewala towns in Kegalle.
Ambagaspitiya Ambalama is a 18th century wayside rest built using 12 decorated granite pillars to hold a typical kandyan style (doubled pitched hipped) roof located in the Gampaha District.
Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama is a wayside rest built on granite pillars in Mahara Divisional Secretariat. The ambalama is situated in a paddy fileld known as Gallindawatta. An ancient well built with granite near the ambalama has given the name for…
Kelimune Ambalama is an old wayside rest lying in the village of Kelimune on the Wariyapola – Kurunegala Road. The Ambalama lies deserted and covered with weed with no attention by any authority.
Kotagapitiya is a small village in Kothmale and is best known as the village that prince Dutugemunu ( who later liberated the island from invadors and became King Dutugemunu) lived most of his younger life hidden from his father after sending him female jewellery.
Mahathalakolawewa village is an remote village surrounded by jungles in Medirigirya area. According to legend, the Mahathalakolawewa Rajamaha Viharaya in this remote village has been a temporary home to the Right Tooth Relic of Buddha before it was enshrined in the Somawathi Chaithya.
The Ambalama at Galle Fort lies at the far end of the fort in the open space known as the Courthouse Square. This is a simple brick and mortar structure with with four cylindrical pillars holding the roof.
Putupagala Ambalama lies in the village of Putupagala in the Gampaha District. This ambalama is believed to be built by king Weeraparakrama (1477 – 1489) of Kotte kingdom.
Bibilemulla Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient temple complex hidden between Bibile and Monaragala. The current temple is believed to be built by king Keerthi Sri Rajasinhe (1747 – 1781) of Kandyan Kingdom. But history of the temple had been much longer considering the granite pillars at the site.
Pothana Rajamaha Viharaya in Sigiriya lies in a cave complex in Sigiriya which have proved to have a historical as well as pre historical value.
Ammunition Store at Palathota has been built during the Dutch Period to store ammunition and to preserve it from fire. The roof of the building is made of concrete and bricks. The setting of walls and windows are significant since they allow for inside wind circulation.
Uduwara Shailatharama Maha Viharayaya has been established in 2434 BE (1890 CE). The building, which houses the Buddha image had been built in 1901, The temple had been known as the “Punch Kelaniya” in the past and had been popular pilgrim destination in the past.
Diyagama “Palunu Gala” Inscription lies on a rock by the Kalu Ganga in Diyagama which mentions of a ferry port and donations of paddy form the fields by an individual.
This inscription is located in the premises of Kalutara Magistrate Court Complex between Galle Road and the Colombo-Galle railway line . The letters and the description indicate that this inscription belongs to the 15th century and to the Kotte Kingdom (1412–1597 A.D).
Rambukkana rajamaha Viharaya is a small temple on the Horana – Panadura road close to Bandaragama. The temple remained insignificant until late last century when a large slab inscription was unearthed during renovation in 1997. The inscription was badly damaged,…
Sunandarama Maha Viharaya dates back to the 18 th BCE . In 1750 the “Bodhi” was planted according to the belief.In that time this temple was a residence for nuns.But “Sunandarama Maha Vihara” systematically started in 1970.
Danakirigala Rajamaha Viharaya lies on picturesque mountain off Mawanella. The temple is believed to be built by King Walagamba during the 1st century. The rock inscriptions at the site dates this temple complex to a period even before -to the pre christian period.
Yakgahapitiya Sirimalwatta Ambalama is a large brick and mortar wayside rest in on the road to Degaldoruwa Rajamaha Viharaya in Kandy District. The ambalama lies at the turn off to the Sirimalwatta Rajamaha Viharaya
Rathnapura Pothgul Rajamaha Viharaya is a picturesque cave temple built on top of a hill believed to be built by king Vatta Gamini Abhaya better known as king Walagamba ( (89-77 BC) in the 1st century. It had been renovated during the days of King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781) of the Kandy period.
Kirioruwa Ambalama is a small ancient wayside rest made of brick and mortar hidden away from popular road network between Bandarawela and Attempitiya. The Amalama was more or less destroyed by and only the parts of the walls and some corrugated sheets were remaining by 2012.
Kahaththewela Ambalama in Bandarawela is a small ancient wayside rest made of brick and mortar hidden away at a corner of temple at the Kahaththewala junction. Due expansions of the adjoining temple, the Amalama was more or less destroyed and…
The Ettampitiya Ambalama is an small brick and mortar building tiled with semi cylindrical clay tiles (sinhala ulu). Three sides of the building is fully covered and the front by a half wall.
Megoda Kalugamuwa Ambalama is an ancient wayside rest siting in the middle of a picturesque paddy field on the banks of Mahaweli River in the Kalugamuwa area.
Illukthenna Ambalama is an ancient wayside rest on the route to famous Suriyagoda Rajamaha Viharaya about 8 km from Kandy city. Unfortunately the Ambalama seems to have been renovated without preserving its antiquity some time ago.
Ambalama at Rukulgama is said to belonging to 13th century, built for travelers to the Devalaya.The Rukula Ambalama is built with brick and motar. 12 large columns carry the weight of the roof. The roof is tiled with semi cylindrical clay tiles (sinhala ulu).
The ancient Wathupola Ambalama (wayside rest) is situated in middle of a paddy field in the Wathupola Grama Niladhari Division, Udunuwara Divisional Secretary’s Division, Kandy District in the Central Province.
Gelanigama Ambalama is an ancient brick and mortar wayside rest close to the Southern Expressway entrance at Gelanigama. This is a small building with a half height wall built around it.
Udammita Ambalama is an ancient brick and mortar wayside rest built in 1829 on the Nittambuwa – Veyangoda road. This ambalama is a comparatively large building, size of a small house with 2 rooms. A half height wall surrounds the…
Kevulgama Ambalama in Medamahanuwara are is an ancient wooden hidden faraway from the common road networks. Considerably small, the base of the structure is made of four large wooden beams raised from the ground.