A monument of Lord Buddha that has been known as avukana standing statue is in north central province. It is located at 30 km northwest of Dambulla close to Kala Wewa. This statue measures approximately 40 feats. Granite rock face has been used for this greatest carving during the reign of king Dhathusena( 5th century)it is known as one of the highest standing statue in Sri Lanka. Its’ made as a result of competition between masters and pupils.
Located at 30 km northwest of Dambulla close to Kala Wewa