Panavitiya - most beautiful Ambalama, traditional Sri Lankan rest hall
Amabalamas, small open halls serving as tea break hut of farmers and as assembly rooms of locals and also as rest places of pilgrims, are an important part of Sinhalese heritage. Asked, which village has the best example of an Ambalama, the answerr should be: Panavitiya’s Ambalama is the most beautiful one. This protected archaeological site is not far away from Dambadeniya at the Negombo-Kurenagala road (B 306). But almost no foreign traveller ever visits this hidden treasure.