Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Historic Ambalama left to mercy of elements

By Nimal Alagewatta

Meepe Ambalama, the 300 year old travellers’ rest at Meepe in Habaraduwa, has been left to the mercy of the elements without any attention being paid to it by the government or connoisseurs of ancient buildings and antiquities.

The historic Meepe Ambalama that should be protected as a national monument is today covered with the shrub jungle. The residents of the area request the Habaraduwa Pradeshiya Sabha to conserve this historic building for posterity.