Kossinna Ambalama in Gampaha – ගම්පහ කොස්සින්න අම්බලම

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Kossinna Ambalama in Gampaha

Kossinna Ambalama in Gampaha

Kossinna is a small town between Kadawatha and Ganemulla in Gampaha District. An Ambalama is a place constructed for pilgrims, traders and travelers to rest or spend the night in the ancient Sri Lanka. They were built by kings, regional rulers and nobles as a service to the common man.

Kossinna Ambalama is a brick and mortar structure with six brick pillars holding the roof. The pillars are plain and carries no artwork. A half height  wall is built around the building with an opening for the entrance at the front.  The roof is tiled with semi cylindrical Sinhala Ulu clay tiles.

This Ambalama lies 500 meters away from the Kossinna Rajamaha Viharaya, close to the Sri Silananda Mawatha in the middle of a paddy.

Kossinna Ambalama in Gampaha

Kossinna Ambalama in Gampaha
Photo Source : Central Cultural Fund – Gampaha

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Travel Directions to Kossinna Ambalama

Route from Colombo to Kossinna Ambalama
Through : Kadawatha
Distance :22 km
Travel time : 1 hours
Time to Spent : 15 mins
Driving directions : see on google map
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