A wonderful example of Sri lankan heritage...a magnificent Budha... Thanks a lot Ravindra!
With lovely colorful stamps.
It is 11 meters tall and is made out of a single block of limestone. It is the tallest free-standing ancient statue of the Buddha found in the country.
Maligawila is a small village approximately 250km from Colombo. The statue was part of a larger complex which also included a large statue thought to be of the Avalokitheswara Bodhisatva and a gedi ge (A Buddhist shrine).
Photo Juergen Schreiber @Lasantha Lakmal