Yatimahana Nepalana Ambalama in Mawanella

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Nepalana Ambalama is a brick and mortar way side rest in the Nepalana area in Mawanella, Kegalle District. According to oral history, of this Amabalama goes back to time of king Walagamaba (89-77 BC). The ambalama lies along the Mawanella Thalagolla Road adjoining a picturesque paddy field. The history of this Ambalama is not known.

Twelve brick pillars plastered over consist the outer square. Four more brick pillars at the center along with the outer twelve pillars hold the roof of the building. In addition 2 plain wooden pillars  make up the entrance to the building.

The roof is tiled with semi cylindrical clay tiles (sinhala ulu) and the typical “Kanimadala” design of a square ambalama can be seen in designing the roof. This is a special roof construction method found on Ambalama of the Kandyan era. The wooden beams of the roof are joint together at the center using a wooden nail called Madol Kurupawa. Total weight of the roof is equally distributed by Madol Kurupawa. Kanimadala lies at the center of Madol Kurupawa and is generally a floral design is carved at the end of this piece of wood.

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Route from Mawanella to Nepalana Ambalama
distance :4 km
Travel time : 15 mins
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