Hemmathagama Madiliya Ambalama – හෙම්මාතගම මැදිලිය අම්බලම

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Hemmathagama Madiliya Ambalama

Hemmathagama Madiliya Ambalama
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Madiliya Ambalama is a small ancient wayside rest made of brick and mortar hidden away from popular road network hidden away in close to a picturesque paddy field between Aranayake and Hemmathagama in Rambukkana District.

The Amalama lies in front of Madiliya Rajamaha Viharaya in Hemmathagama partially hidden by a small boutique building. The roof is square and rests on 4 brick and mortar pillars. The wooden beams which hold the tiles are connected together at the top at a point known as Kanimadala or Madol Kurupawa. The equal force of  each beam hold beams in place without any wooden or iron nails. This is the most common way Ambalama roofs  were built during the Kandyan Era.

The tiles are not the typical flat tiles found on most Ambalamas but Sinhala Ulu (Tapered Mission Clay Tiles) which may have been laid during a renovation at a later date.

To reach the ambalama, take to road towards Hemmathagama from Mawanella. From Hemanthagama, take the road towards Horewala. The ambalama lies 2.4 km down this road.

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Travel Directions to Hemmathagama Madiliya Ambalama

Route from Mawanella to Hemmathagama Madiliya Ambalama
distance : 16.6  km
Travel time : 45 mins
Time to Spent : 15  mins
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