Maduwanwela Walawwa

Weerawasekera Mudiyanselage Maduwanwela Walawwa can be described as the grandeur of a great black Sinhalese called Maduwanwela Disawa. This shrine is located in the village of Maduwanwela in the Kolonna Divisional Secretariat of the Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province.Maduwanwela Walawwa

From Embilipitiya to Kolonna via Suriyakanda road. Surrounded by a stone gateway and a stone wall, known as the Maduwanwela Walawwa, about 24 km away, this mansion has been aired for hundreds of years. A short distance after entering the stone gate, the Walawwa can be reached by passing the second gateway built-in 1878.
Covering a vast area of ​​about 20 acres, this beautiful garden with many flora and fauna highlights the beauty of the Walawwa. The outer wall of the Maduwanwela Walawwa, adorned with three walls, is made of solid black stone. The gateway is called the “Kal Uluwasa”. On either side of the entrance are beautiful inscriptions and a stone arch in the shape of a dragon pandal.
There are two carved lotus buds on either side of the pandal. It is said that there were three full puranas nearby. The central section of the Walawwa features beautiful inscriptions and carvings. The inner wall is called “Pahangapura” and it has beautiful lamps. Also, the well of cool water that provides water to the Walawwa, the ruins of the bathtub, the Kumbuk and the Hikkas, which are hundreds of years old, proudly reveal the personality of the great ruler who lived in the Walawwa.Maduwanwela Walawwa
The history of the Maduwanwela lineage dates back to 1700 AD. The oldest of the Maduwanwela lineage lived in the Madana area called Dendarangamuwa. Later, he came to Maduwanwela, also known as Dogs Deva Hena, and established a temple near the Walawwa. He was succeeded by Maduwanwela Wijayasundara Janayaka Abhayakoon Mudaliwella who was the patriarch of the Maduwanwela lineage under King Wimaladharmasuriya II. It was he who gifted an elephant sack as a token of good fortune to King Wimaladharmasooriya and obtained a land area of ​​1650 acres around Walawwa as a village. The next heir of the Maduwanwela lineage was the Mudiyanwe Mudiyanse who lived in the day of King Sri Veera Parakrama Narendrasinghe. (Kolonna Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Loku Appuhamy) He is the one who has taken sleeping gardens for the Kolonna Panamura area.
Maduwanwela Mohottala alias Bogahawela Vijayasundara Appuhamy Maduwanwela Walawwa was born during the reign of King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe. Thereafter, Maduwanwela Wijayasundara Mudali inherited the Walawwa. It was during the reign of Rajadhirajasinghe. Maduwanwela Kodituwakku Nilame was ruled under the Sinhala king during the Dutch governor Vengraf. Thereafter, the father of the last of the Maduwanwela clan, Maduwanwela Wijayasundara Ekanayake, ruled over the Ralahamy area of ​​Abayakoon Kodituwakku Mudiyanse. He was born on 11th September 1844 in Maduwanwela Wijayasundara Ekanayaka Abayakoon Kodituwakku Mudiyanselala.
He was nicknamed “Maduwanwela Kalu Kumaraya”. Maduwanwela Walawwa
After reaching the proper age in the Maduwanwela district, Kuruwita married Eknaligoda Kumarihami and she had one daughter. The daughter, known as the lame man, was disabled. After the death of Eknaligoda Kumarihami, he was married to Kalawane Kumarihami. He was a policy leader who won the hearts of the people of his area by contributing to the development of the country. After the demise of Maduwanwela Disawe, the son of one of his brothers, Sir Francis Molamure, the Speaker of the Constitutional Council and the First Parliament. This legacy belonged to his daughter, Seetha Molamure. In 1964, Maduwanwela Walawwa and its sleeping villages were taken over by the government. In 1972 Walawwa was taken over by the Archeology Department.

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