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Maligawila Buddha Statue

The Maligawila statue, 15kms from Buttala, dates back to the 7th century BC. It is the largest freestanding image of Lord Buddha in Sri Lanka, reaching a height of about 14 metres and is carved out of a single block of limestone. A second statue lies close by and depicts the Bodhisattva in princely attire.

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