7°5'29.98''N 80°4'8''E

ගම්පහ මත්තගොඩ ගලේකඩේ අම්බලම

Mattagoda Galekade Ambalama

Ambalama Heritage

Western

Province

Gampaha

District

Ambagahaspitiya

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Mattagoda Galekade 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.

Mattagoda Galekade Ambalama is situated in Gampaha District overlooking a lovely paddy field.

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