World War Memorial in Army Training School in Diyatalawa

World War Memorial in Army Training School in Diyatalawa (දියතලාව කඳවුරේ ලෝක සංග්‍රාමයේ යුද්ධ ස්මාරකය)

This cenotaph war memorial to commemorate war heroes in the 1st World War is situated in a military camp at the Army Volunteer Forces Training School in Diyatalawa. This memorial has been constructed to commemorate 78 military personnel of the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps who died in the 1st World War.

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World War Memorial in Badulla

Uva World War Memorial in Badulla (ඌව ලෝක සංග්‍රාමයේ යුද්ධ ස්මාරකය)

The War Memorial for the veterans from the Uva region who had laid down their lives between 1914 and 1917 in the 1st World War at Badulla stands inside the property of historic St. Marks Church which was built as a memorial for Major Thomas William Rogers (the Government Agent for  Badulla District) considered one of the most prolific hunters of Sri Lankan elephants.

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Boer War Memorials in Diyathalawa

Boer Prisoners of War Memorial in Diyathalawa (දියතලාව බෝයර් යුද සිරකරුවන්ගේ ස්මාරකය)

In 1913, just before World War I, the South African Government built this obelisk memorial on the Diyatalawa grounds to commemorate the 140 Boer prisoners who died at the prisoner-of-war of Diyathalawa. On three sides of it, marble slabs with leaded lettering display a full list of all these Boer prisoners-of-war who lost their lives in captivity or on parole.

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Rideemaliyadda Ambalama (රිදීමාලියද්ද අම්බලම)

Rideemaliyadda Ambalama (රිදීමාලියද්ද අම්බලම)

Mahiyanganaya is 25 kilometres away from the Ambalama, while Bibile town is 15 kilometers away. From Mahiyanganaya, use the Badulla route for 13 kilometres before turning into the Bibile road. To get to the little intersection and the turnoff towards Rideemaliyadda Rajamaha Viharaya, continue on this route for another 12 kilometres. Just at this intersection, the Ambalama is located in some tree shade.

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Ancient Witness Building cum Ambalama in Haldummulla after restoration

Ancient Witness Building cum Ambalama in Haldummulla (අම්බලමක් වූ පැරණි හල්දුම්මුල්ල සාක්ෂිකරුවන්ගේ ශාලාව)

Haldummulla Ambalama (Witness Building) is a brick and mortar structure constructed with short walls on all four sides with the entrance facing the north. Four square pillars rising from the corners hold a roof tiles with Gam Ulu (semi cynical clay tiles). A cement bench has been added at a later date to accommodate seating.

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පස්සර දෙහිකිඳයාය ඓතිහාසික අම්බලම - Passara Dehikindayaya Ambalama

Passara Dehikindayaya Ambalama

Passara Dehikindayaya Ambalama is in the middle of a beautiful paddy field in Sapuroda GS division of Passara Divisional Secretariat. According to legend, this ambalama dates back to the reign of the King Watta Gamini Abaya (89-77 BCE) better knowns as king Walagamba. The Ambalama which exists today is a building made of cement and roofed with calicut clay tiles.

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