Maduwanwela Walawwa is situated in upper south in Sri Lanka and distance of 207km from Colombo. This is located in Maduwanwela village in Kolonna. To access this site initially travels to Ambilipitiya Udagama intersection located between Rathnapura and Katharagama. And then proceeds to 14km towards Sooriyakanda. If not travels to Sooriyakanda crossroads in between Rakwana and Deniyaya and then goes to 14km towards Ambilipitiya. The major entrance is near to Sooriyakanda –Ambilipitiya road. This is called as “Gal Uluwassa.” stone grills are gorgeous with flowers and festoons and two grills are joined by stone arch. There was a magnificent peacock statue. But it was taken by someone else. So today we can’t see it.
The wall was made of stone and it was enlarged from main entrance. The stone stumps were built with identical spacing to retain strength of the wall. The lotus objects were constructed in various locations to increase the attractiveness.
We should travel 400m from stone grill to reach Walawwa. At the past there were stone stumps along the road. Nighttime illumination was provided by the lights, which were housed in the stumps. Walawwa can only be reached after passing through another door. There are two lion sculptures and two security stations on the property. In Walawwa, there is a “Bo tree,” which was worshipped by the locals in the olden days. There are remnants of a sprinkler system in the main enclosure, which was formerly very lovely.

Maduwanwela Walawwa is 207km from Colombo. The major entrance is near Sooriyakanda –Ambilipitiya road. There is a “Bo tree,” which was worshipped by the locals in the olden days. It can only be reached after passing through another door.

Maduwanwela Walawwa is not the product of a single individual’s lifetime. We can observe the items that were developed during a period of time that included at least four persons. This structure was constructed in the 1700s under the supervision of the then Maduwanwela tribe. Walawwa is located on a portion of an 82000-acre estate that was gifted by two Sinhalese monarchs.
Don Wijayasundara Abayakon Ekanayaka was the very first person to be born into this world. The Mohottala of this generation was the 2nd creator, and he was the 2nd creator. In addition, the third person was in reference to this generation. During his time period, he was given the title “Mahabangalawa.” In addition, this is referred to as “Atapattam Bangalawa.” This structure was constructed during the end of the nineteenth century under the reign of John W. Maduwanwela Maha Disawe. He was born in September 1844 in Colombo and received his education at St. Thomus College. During his reign, the structure on the west side and the judicial hall on the east side were constructed. “Buruthamaligawa” was the name of the structure on the west side. The reason for this is that only satinwood was used in the production. Mr. Maduwanwela was the strong and pretentious head of society during his time era, and as a result, this location was the most popular during his time period.
During the course of six generations, the Maduwanwela Walawwa has served as the residence of the Maduwanwela kingdom.

As we can see now, one-half of the structure has been deformed. The construction servants, such as blacksmiths and carpenters, were particularly well-represented in this residence. In addition, a stable, an elephant training area, a feeding area for elephants, and an elephant shelter were all demolished. In this structure, according to the residents, “there were 21 primary complexes.” However, there are just seven compounds visible today. Then we should safeguard our priceless cultural heritage.

 

Maduwanwela Walawwa is located on a portion of an 82000-acre estate that was gifted by two Sinhalese monarchs. The structure was constructed in the 1700s under the supervision of the then Maduwanwatte tribe.

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