Tag: Kingdom of Kotte

Aru Kaal Madam (Six Pillar Choultry -Ambalama) on Manipay Road in Jaffna – යාපනය ආරු කාල් අම්බලම

Aru Kaal Madam (Six Pillar Choultry -Ambalama) on Manipay Road

The Six Pillar Choultry (Aru Kaal Madam) is built on a 70cm high platform with six pillars holding the roof and open from all sides. The other components of this building lies left to this structure.

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Point Pedro Theru Moodi Madam (Ambalama) in Jaffna – යාපනය පේදුරු තුඩුව තේරු මෝදි අම්බලම

Point Pedro Theru Moodi Madam (Ambalama) in Jaffna

The Ambalama structure at Theru Moodi Madam is another little gem in Jaffna which very few even knows of its existence. Ambalam (madam) in Jaffna Peninsula is generally different to the such structures in other areas.

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Keeramale Sirappar Madam (Ambalama) in Jaffna – යාපනය කීරමලේ සිරාප්පර් අම්බලම

The elaborate pandol at the entrance to the Keeramale Sirappar Madam (Ambalama) in Jaffna

Considered the largest if not one the largest Ambalama in Sri Lanka, Sirappar Madam (ambalama) would have been built for pilgrims to Nakuleswaram Kovil in the ancient past.

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Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya – කෝට්ටේ රජමහා විහාරය

Moonstone

The Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya was built by King Parakumbha VI (1415-1467) near his palace with the intention of doing the necessary duties to the Sangha regularly,

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Kotte Archaeological Museum [2] – කෝට්ටේ පුරාවිද්‍යා කෞතුකාගාරය

Kotte Archaeological Museum

Kotte, the one-time capital of the Sinhalese Kings is slowly waking up from its slumber after centuries of neglect under colonial rule. The city more properly known as Jayawardhanapura Kotte or ‘The Fortress in the Victory-enhancing City’ served as the

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Moat and Ramparts of Kotte Kingdom

Remnants An ancient Kabook, or iron-stone clay wall

Very little exists of the Kotte Ramparts. A small section of the ramparts can be seen on the Rampart Road, Kotte. To access this you need to turn right in to the Rampart Road near the Kotte Museum from Kotte Road.

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Secret Tunnel of Kotte Kingdom

An ancient tunnel which supposedly led to colombo fort during the Kotte Kindom

As the history of the Kotte Kingdom goes, there were three such secret tunnels. However, only one has been identified and can still be seen today. This is located in the vicinity of the Ananda Sasthrayala School.

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Kotte Gal Ambalama – කෝට්ටේ ගල් අම්බලම

Kotte Gal Ambalama at Pitakotte Junction

The historic Gal Ambalama or travelers rest at the Pitakotte Junction which goes back to the period of Parakramabahu VI (15th century) is an one of the few to survive from the Kotte Kingdom

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