Hewawissa Ambalama – හේවාවිස්ස අම්බලම

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Hewawissa Ambalama is one of the many Ambalamas (way side rests) in the Pahathahewaheta area. The Ambalama at Hewawissa lies in a picturesque farming area away from main roads.

The building is built upon 8 cylindrical pillars with a shape typical on most brick and mortar Ambalams of this era.  Four pillars marks the outside corners of the building. Eight more wooden pillars between the brick and mortar pillars provides additional support. Four brick and mortar pillars marks the inner square of the Ambalama. These 16 pillars supports the roof of the building.


The Ambalama has been renovated in the recent past and it has been tiled with clay calicut tiles (rata ulu). Across a canal close by  you will also notice a large granite slab which had served as an bridge on the ancient road across this paddy field.

To reach the Ambalama, travel on the Haragama road from Kandy and take Thalatuoya road towards Marassana.  Passing Marassana and take the road to Pasgama. Close to Pasagama, take the Weerasinhe Mawatha close to the Hewawissa Vidalaya Play Ground. The Ambalama lies about 2 km down this road.

On this route you will also pass the Appallagoda Ambalama and the  Marassana Ambalama


A drunk driver has crashed on this ancient ambalama recently destroying the whole structure. Only the foundation and the rubble of the structure exits today. The marker on the Google Map below points to an approximate location. Please see directions above.

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Map of Hewawissa Ambalama

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Travel Directions to Hewawissa Ambalama

Route from Kandy to Hewawissa Ambalama
distance :27 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Time to Spent : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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