Ruwanwella Ambalama – රුවන්වැල්ල අම්බලම

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The Ruwanwella Ambalama lies in the center of the crowded, traffic – congested Ruwanwella town close to the ancient fort. This is said to be the largest ambalama found in the county.  The roof of ambalama is carried on 16 pillars of wood, placed in a 4×4 plan. Each pillar has been carved at the bottom, center and the top with various floral designs. The roof is tiled with ancient flat clay tiles.

A plaque at the center of a inner wall states that his AMBALAM was erected by her friends in the memory of LILY HARRIET DAVIDSON wife of the assistance governor of the district 1892 – 1896 who died in South Africa in 1901 as a tribute her.

Today this Ambalama at Ruwanwela is used as a ayurvedic medicine sales outlet for the local government.

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Travel Directions to Ruwanwella Ambalama

Route from Colombo to Ruwanwella Ambalama

Route 2 from Colombo to Ruwanwella Ambalama

Through : Kelaniya – Nittambuwa – Urapola
Distance : 70 km
Travel time : 2.5  hours.
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Through : Kaduwela – Weliveriya – Kirindiwela – Urapola
Distance : 72 km
Travel time : 2.5 hours.
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