There is a rather unknown small heritage attraction near the holiday beaches of Weligama at Sri Lanka's south coast. a rock-cut sculpture called Leper King. Although only 3 meters in height, this is an excellent rock-cut sculpture from the late Anuradhapura period. Local tradition gas it, that this is the statue of a king who had recovered from leprosy by drinking coconut milk for three months. More likely, it depicts a Mahayana Buddhist saviour, most probably Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Read more about the Leper King statue near Weligama here...
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka