There were several traditional martial art families in Ancient Sri Lanka and the truth about current time is that most of those families are obsolete. From those ancient traditions, our ancestry was recognized as "Korathota Arachchi Tradition". We were a strong Angampora tribe who lived surrounding Korathota Village in Kaduwela.
The name Korathota derived from the term "Kelithota" which means "Fighting Place" later on changed to "Korathota". This place was a stronghold of King Ravana at Rama Ravana Battle and later on, at the time of King Walagamba, a war trading center and at the time of King Seethawaka Rajasinghe (Prince Tikiri), his main Angam Fighting Center.
Our forefathers were lucky to fight and conquer the famous Mulleriya Battle. Even today we live in the same area which is called Hewagam Koralaya.
Our fighters' main swearing places are Ancient Temple of Korathota, Ran Kadu Paththini Dewala, Nawagamu Paththini Dewala and Ancient Temple of Kelaniya. Few of our ancestors are Korathota Kuruppu Arachchi, Rev. Korathota Sobhitha, Mullegama Senevi and Nawarathna Menike. We, Mahantha Arachchi were the leading Arachchi of 18 Leaders of Korathota Arachchi Tradition. Even today, at our Angam Madu (The Training Place), we train the pure art of Angampora.