Ruins of Piligalla Ambalama in Kandy (මහනුවර පිලිගල්ල අම්බලම නටබුන්)

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Ruiins of Piligalla Ambalama <br> source : Heritage of Kandurata

The ancient Piligalla Ambalama bordering the village of Yalegoda and Angunawela had been completely destroyed. Some of the symbols in the premises are still noticeable. The road from Angunawela Urulewatta Vihara to Daulagala via Piligalla was linked to the Peradeniya-Gampola road.

This road had served as the main access road to Udunuwara and had been noted in the Survey maps. This had also served as the road leading to Embekka Devalaya according Laurie’s records.

Travelling 1 1/2 kilometers along this road climbing the nearby rock, the site located to its right can be reached. Symbols of the sun, moon, dog, crow and cobra found in a stone slab imply the donation as a perpetual grant.

The marker on the Google Map below points to the approximate area. Please see directions above.


  • Abhayavardhana, E., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata. 1st ed. Kandy: Kandurata Development Bank, in association with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

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Map of Ruins of Piligalla

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Driving Directions to Ruins of Piligalla Ambalama

Route from Kandy to Ruins of Piligalla Ambalama
Though : Peradeniya
distance : 13 km
Travel time : 30 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map


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