Name of the Historic Site :
1. District : Kurunegala
2. Nearest Town : Narammala
Nature : Archeological Building
Introduction in brief :
An Ambalama is identified as an important public building in ancient Sri Lanka. It is played an important role in a village as a community hall. The most important thing was being a safe shelter & resting place for people who travel long distances on foot or by cart. Facility of portable water was provided with a well or a pot of water maintained by villagers.
Karagahagedara Ambalama is believed to be built at 1837. It is built on a rock plane located adjoin a huge paddy field. Basically, the Ambalama is a timber structure. Four timber beams balanced on four boulders formed the foundation to the same. The roof is built on four main columns fixed to the said foundation beams. Foundation beams provided seating facilities too.
Four small beams are there, act as foot rests. Thus might be helped to protect passengers from snake attacks while protect itself from termite attacks. Comparing with the similar Ambalama at Panawitiya, Karagahagedara can be described as a simple and Charm creation since it has no decorative wood carvings.
1. Colombo Giriulla Narammala Karagahagedara village
Road condition :
A car with average ground clearance can be managed.
Special Notes :
Leave nothing but foot prints.
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My visits :
1.) October 2011
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