Udunuwara Wattappola Ambalama

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Wattappola Ambalama stands as a testament to the historical significance of the ancient Kadugannava-Gampola road during the Kandy Kingdom period. Another ancient Ambalama associated with this road is located in Ambagasthanna Kurukuttala, further highlighting the importance of these resting places along ancient travel routes.

It is reported that the Ambalama in Wattappola village was constructed in 1918. According to inscriptions found at the Ambalama, it was built by a person named Wattappola Dingiri Banda Varakavulla.

The Udunuwara Wattappola Ambalama is constructed using granite blocks. It undergoes annual repairs, carried out by the descendants of the individual who originally built it. Currently, cement-treated lime has been applied over the black stone surfaces.

Note that marker on the Google map below is the approximate area where Ambalama is located.

References

  • අම්බලම හා සමාජය : ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පුරාණ පිළිබඳ ඓතිහාසික හා පුරාවිද්‍යාත්මක පර්යේෂණයක්, 2018. , 1. කොළඹ : සීමාසහිත ඇස් ගොඩගේ සහෝදරයෝ (පුද්.) සමාගම.

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Travelling Directions to Udunuwara Wattappola Ambalama

Ilukwatta to Udunuwara Wattappola Ambalam
Via : Ambagasthanna Road
Total Distance : 3.5 KM
Time : 15 Minutes
Duration : Around 15-30 Minutes
Driving Directions :  View on Google Map

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