The Ambagasthanne Kurukulttala Ambalama is an ancient wayside rest now lying in surrounded by paddy fields on the road to Ambagasthanne from Illukwatte close to Kadugannawa.
The Ketawala Ambalama in Wathumulla is an ancient wayside rest now lying in surrounded by paddy fields. The ambalama lies close to the Daraluwa Railway Station.
Giruwa Ambalama at Aluthnuwara is a historic wayside rest close to the Aluthnuwara Dedimunda Devalaya in Kegalle District. site built by Queen Sunethradevi chief consort of King Parakramabahu II (A.D 1236-1276) and mother of King Bhuvanekabahu I.
Embekke Ambalama lies on the popular road to Embekke Devalaya though overlooked by many travelers. Standing on 16 carved granite pillars much of history of this Ambalama is not known.
The Morapaya Ambalama lies about 2 kms on the road to Mandaram Nuwara from Padiyapellela. Even through lying right next to the road, this Ambalama doesn’t seems to have been caught the eye of the authorities.
Ruins of a unique Ambalama built in a elephant infested forests long time ago. This Ambalama is built on a 8 foot high brick platform to protect the vary travelers from elephant attacks at the night.
The Ruwanwella Ambalama lies in the center of crowded, traffic – congested Ruwanwella town close to the ancient fort. This is said to be the largest ambalama found in the county.
The Awariyawala Ambalama lies in a picturesque landscape on a flat rock adjoining a small pond and is believed to be built by king Walagamba (89-77 BC).
Ambalamas were built in Sri Lanka from ancient times. Geiger said that the words ‘mahavata vatussala’ found in the marble slab inscription of King Mahasen (274-301AD) meant a resting place along a major street. Deevilla Ambalama stands on 18 massive…
In 2009 artist Vasantha Perera published sketches of ambalamas seen off the beaten track.He observed that the kenimadala on the roof of the ambalama at Naranwela village, Peradeniya-Daulagala road, was in a lotus pattern. Tha Ambalama lies on the junction…
The Panavitiya ambalama has been dated to the 18th century. It is believed that the ambalama may have stood as a rest hall enroute to an ancient foot path leading from Dambadeniya to Kurunegala and Yapahuwa.
Meepe Ambalama, the 300 year old travellers’ rest at Meepe in Habaraduwa, has been left to the mercy of the elements without any attention being paid to it by the government or connoisseurs of ancient buildings and antiquities. The historic…
It was definitely going to be a rainy day. So with rain coats, umbrellas, and the like packed into our jeep we set out as usual before the light of day. The route we took was through Jaela, Ekala, Minuvangoda,…
Godamunne Ambalama or the wayside rest lies in the village of Godamunne. It is said that the pillers used for this rest is from the Rajasinha II’s Castle of Hanguraketa. If so this would be the only remnants of this castle after it was burned down by the Dutch.
The historic Gal Ambalama or travelers rest at the Pitakotte Junction which goes back to the period of Parakramabahu VI (15th century) is an one of the few to survive from the Kotte Kingdom
Kadugannawa Ambalama is said to have build during the reign of King Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe and must have been a popular stopover for the merchants traveling on the arduous route between ancient hill capital and the lowlands
The Appallagoda Ambalama is a traditional resting place situated in a rural environment in the village of Appallagoda, 6 kilometers from the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka.