7°4'54.59''N 80°3'38''E

අඹගස්පිටිය ගල්ලිඳවත්ත අම්බලම

Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama

Ambalama Heritage

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Western Province



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Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama

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The Ambalama (Sinhala: අම්බලම) is a simple structure that was designed to provide shelter for passing travellers. There were no charges for using the premises of the Ambalama as it was made, as an offering of goodwill (Pinkama). 

Ambalamas were also ideal points where it is said, many a traveller would recite old Sinhala poetry for the others sharing the nights rest abode to…listen to. This structure was of indigenous architecture and made to withstand weather conditions.

The  Ambagaspitiya Gallindawatta Ambalama is by the road but overlooking paddy fields. There is a well or a pond next to it.