Many heritage tourists know the impressive Buddha statues of Polonnaruwa and Aukana in the Cultural Triangle and Buduruwagala in the southern plains of Sri Lanka. But did you know that there is a huge rock-cut statue not far from Negombo? It is also ancient. However, it is much less attractive, as it is plastered in coloured in a gaudy modern fashion now. We are talking about the rock-hewn Buddha statue of Maboda, that can be seen in the background of the photo behind glass. Find where it is and what else can be seen at the Maboda temple here...
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka