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Alugallena Monastery at Maligawila – මාලිගාවිල අළුගල්ලෙන වන සෙනසුණ

Alugalge lena / Alu lena boardering hulandawa oya

Alugallena is an ancient monastery lying on the banks of Hulandawa Oya near Maligawila. A single dwelling built under a ancient rock cave is occupied by a single monk.

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Maligawila [2]

Maligawila - Maligawila Buddha Statue and and Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue

In the Culavamsa there is a verse probably referring to the King Aggabodhika who ruled during the 7th century and which says, ‘ In Kanagama (the Village of the Blind) he built a hospital named ‘ The Image’. There the

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Maligawila Buddha Statue and and Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue – මාලිගාවිල

Maligawila - Maligawila Buddha Statue and and Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue

Maligawila Buddha Statue is carved out of a single limestone rock and stands about 14.5 metres high. This is the tallest free standing buddha image in the ancient Sri Lanka. Dambegoda Bodhisattva statue, Another massive statue in the same complex stands 500 meters away.

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Habessa Ruins (Hebessa)

Habessa Ruins

Ruins of an ancient temple complex lies in deep in the jungle bordering the Yala National Park. Known as Habessa Ruins. Among these ruins are an ancient inscription and a cave with a large reclining Buddha statue with murals painted

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Dematamal Viharaya – දෙමටමල් විහාරය

Dematamal Viharaya

Dematamal Viharaya is located at Helagama on the Buttala-Okkampitiya road which leads to the Maligawila Buddha Statues. The temple lies about 4 km from the Buttala town. Located in the middle of paddy field, you can see the dark coloured

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