Muruthawa Ambalama (මුරුතව අම්බලම)

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Muruthawa is a rural settlement located within the administrative jurisdiction of the Ibbagamuwa Divisional Secretariat, in the Kurunegala District of the North Western Province. It is situated in close proximity to both the town of Ibbagamuwa and the neighbouring village of Pangolla.

Muruthawa Ambalama stands out due to its distinctive ground plan. It is constructed in a hexagonal shape with short walls. Twelve cylindrical pillars support the roof, with two pillars positioned at each corner of the hexagon. Likewise, the roof itself is hexagonal and consists of two layers. The structure features two entrances on the short walls, one at the front and one at the back.

To reach the Muruthawa Ambalama, you must travel 11 kilometres along the Dambulla Road until you reach Pannala Junction. At Pannala Junction, turn onto Muruthawa Road and continue for 5 kilometres until you arrive at a junction where a small new temple has been constructed opposite the Ambalama. The Ambalama is situated on a piece of land with a house located behind it.

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Travel Directions to Muruthawa Ambalama

Route from Kurunegala to Muruthawa Ambalama
Through: Pannala
Distance: 16 km
Travel time: 30 mins
Driving directions: see on Google map

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