Maduwanwela Walawwa is a house belonging to Maduwanwela Korale who is considered to be the last link of the Maduwanwela dynasty with 121 rooms near the town of Embilipitiya in the Ratnapura District of the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.
Maduwanwela walawwa story:
This palace is about 400 years old and the land on which it is located is spread over about 20 acres. Legend has it that this area was named as Maduwanwela in the sense of Wela which was rich in cattle. The stone arch in the shape of a dragon pandal that is made to enter the palace is called the stone doorway.
Maduwanwela walawwa history:
This palace was built by Maduwanwela Maha Mohottala in 1700 AD during the reign of King Wimaladharmasuriya II. Later during the reign of Sri Weera Parakrama Narendrasinghe, Maduwanwela Wijesundera Ekanayake Abhayakoon Mudiyanse made a permanent building with Sinhala tile roofs. In the middle of 121 rooms in the period 1877-1905 AD, the courtyard 21 is a fully equipped palace with 3 defensive walls. There is also a courtroom here. King Wimaladharmasuriya II handed over the land to Maduwanwela Wijesundera Ekanayake Abhayakoon Mudaliwara with a convocation and he himself created this palace.
But today it has 121 rooms, 42 rooms and 7 central courtyards. This palace has been renovated in several stages. After the death of the Maduwanwela District, the estate was inherited by Sir Francis Molamure, the son of the District's brother, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the first Parliament. Later, after his death, his daughter Sita Molamure got this. But in 1964 the Maduwanwela Walawwa and its sleeping villages were taken over by the government. In 1972 the Maduwanwela Walawwa was taken over by the Archaeological Department.
It is one of the most visited palaces in the country and is one of the most visited palaces in the country.
Maduwanwela walawwa location:
Near the town of Embilipitiya in the Ratnapura District of the Sabaragamuwa Province of upper South of Sri Lanka.
Maduwanwela walawwa contact number:
0452 233 737