Awariyawala Ambalama (ඇවරියවල අම්බලම)

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Ambalama is a side rests in Sri Lanka built during ancient times by kings, the wealthy or sometimes by the villagers on main routes between towns. When the primary mode of transportation was on foot, weary travellers spent nights in these Ambalamas.  Sometimes these Ambalamas were used as the meeting place of the village where important decisions were discussed and made.

Awariyawala Ambalama lies in the Gampaha District and is believed to have been built by King Wattagamini Abaya aka King Walagamba (89-77 BC). The ambalama lies in a picturesque landscape on a flat rock adjoining a small pond. It is believed that this pond and the building were used by a wife of king Walagamba for bathing.

It is said that the wife lost her Hawariya ( artificial hair extension) at the pond and the pond came to be known as Hawariya Wala which later became Awariyawala.

Alternate Spellings : Avariyawala Ambalama, Averiyawala Ambalama, Aweriyawala Ambalama

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Awariyawala Ambalama Video

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Driving Directions to Awariyawala Ambalama

Route from Matale to Awariyawala Ambalama
Through : Kadawatha – Miriswatte – Yakkala
Distance : 37 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
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