Lanka unveils South Asia's tallest Buddha statue

Lanka unveils South Asia

Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2016-04-24 13:08 Matugama: Sri Lankan PresidentMaithripala Sirisena has unveiled South Asia's tallest standing Buddha statue in Matugama ofKalutara district. The 135-feet tall Buddha Statue, which is similar to the Avukana standing Buddha Statue, has been built on a hill top at Batamulla Kanda Buddhist Centre at Matugama with the personal funds of Provincial Councilor Jagath Withana, reports Lanka Page. Addressing the gathering at the opening, the President said the Buddhist philosophy has been instrumental in moulding a righteous society in the country and a moral society could be built based on the Buddhist philosophy. The President planted a Naa sapling at the premises of the Buddhist Centre to mark the occasion of Vithana. The Maha Sangha, including the Maha Nayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya Venerable Naapana Pemasiri Thera, were also present on the occasion. (ANI)