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Gal Palama (Stone brid)

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period late Anuradhapura period
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

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 traveling 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.

small bridge

The first bridge across Yodha Ela