Gal Palama (Stone bridges)
The road leading to Gal Palama is located close to the Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds). The two Gal Palama’s are laid across Malwathu Oya and Yoda Ela.
The first bridge you will meet is the one across the place where the Yoda Ela was. Don’t expect a Large water way. Now what you will see is a newly built small waterway feeding the paddy fields in the area. After travelling a little further down the same road, it will end at the second and more impressive bridge.
Only the part of the bridge can be seen today. Stone slabs are laid across rows of 3 stone pillars. There have been attempt to restore this bridge in the recent past but work has been abruptly stopped. These stone bridges are thought to be belonging to the late Anuradhapura period.
February 4, 2007