Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama – අඹගස්පිටිය ගල්ලිඳවත්ත අම්බලම

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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 this block of land.

The ambalama is built on a small square granite platform. The roof is held by four granite pillars with alternating 4 sided and 8 sided shape. The top and the bottom of the pillar is square and slightly larger at the base. The roof is tiles with semi cylindrical barrel clay tiles (sinhala ulu) which is probably a later restoration.

This ambalama was declared as a protected archaeological monument in 2002.

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Travel Directions to Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama

Route from Kurunegala to Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama
distance : 36 km
Travel time : 1.5mins
Time to Spent : 15-20  mins
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1 Comment on “Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama – අඹගස්පිටිය ගල්ලිඳවත්ත අම්බලම

  1. I went to visit this place today covered by a super store from the radawana-yakkala road lies shrunk into the place… as many of the ambalama’s found in today, are below the road level where here is the same and stone banked well is lifting an extra weight of an adjoined building….. lack of care, policies and regulations on how to conserve the immediate space to match the context could be seen to mere eyes specially for the much needed archaeological monuments. what a shame to just boast over a 2500yr unseen history while deteriorate the handful. And hats off to the admin of this blog for preserving much needed information where a group of varmints should be the ones truly responsible but asleep behind the wheels with a board ‘preserving and sharing’

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