Kegalle Jubilee Ambalama – commemoration of a Jubilee – By Arundathie Abeysinghe Located in *Kegalle town of *Sabaragamuwa Province, Kegalle Jubilee *Ambalama is a large building similar to a small house and it is considered as the largest ambalama in Sri Lanka.  Constructed in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), Jubilee Ambalama is an archaeologically protected monument, declared by a government notification on July 22, 2011. Unnoticed and unknown by the majority of travelers on Colombo – Kandy Road, including daily commuters as well as the public who visit Kegalle town daily and situated in the busy metropolis of Kegalle, Jubilee Ambalama showcases marvelous craftsmanship of our ancestors. According to the plaque, (in Sinhala and English Languages) on the front wall of the Ambalama, it had been constructed to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. According to folklore, the Ambalama has also been used as a location utilized by village headmen to dress in official ...

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Sri Lanka’s socio-political situation as on 9th June 2022 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Website – www.Doctorharold.com Transcript: Ranil and Karu reach a consensus. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya have agreed to work together on forming new Parliament committees. Jayasuriya told Daily Mirror the Prime Minister discussed with him, and they agreed to work together on the Parliament committees. There had been reports and speculation earlier that the former Speaker would be brought into Parliament through the National List to be appointed as Prime Minister, to replace Mahinda Rajapaksa. However, that speculation was dismissed with the appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister. Sri Lanka NeedsSri Lanka needs approximately USD 500 million every month to finance consumption requirements and appears unable to present a coherent plan to sustain previous debt. Difficult times ahead “The next couple of months will be the most difficult ones of our lives,” ...

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