Guru Gedara

In ancient Sri Lanka, society was divided into a multitude of levels named Sanga, Weda, Guru, Govi and Kamkaru. The Guru level belongs to teachers (“Guruwaru”). In earlier times, there were no schools and classes for students, were conducted at the teacher’s house. A teacher’s house is named “Guru Gedara”. This cottage acts as a prototype, of an earlier “Guru Gedara”. The bathroom of the 'Guru Gedara' has a 'kalaye' (clay pot) for a shower, because the 'kalaye' was used in ancient days to bathe children.


Kumbal Geya

The Kubal Geya blends with the theme of pottery. Presents the lifestyle of a Potter, which is a traditional profession in Sri Lanka. Pottery began at



Every component of the Kammala, is made mostly out of steel and iron, and it represents the lifestyle of a Blacksmith. Its doors, windows and fixtures



Carpentry played a key role in Sri Lankan architecture, since sophisticated wooden buildings were found from the 3rd century onwards. This cottage rep