Sunday, December 5, 2010


Toilet Stone, Gallebedde, Monaragala (Photography-Anu Weerasuriya)

A two minute walk from the main road takes you to beautiful stone pool at Galabedde, Monaragala. Water still flows from the lion spouts into the pool during the rainy season. This toilet stone is found lying beside the pool.

Sculpture detail, Nalanda Gedige (Photography-Anu Weerasuriya)

Located a short distance off the main Matale-Dambulla highway, the gedige at Nalanda is elaborately carved. In the inner sanctum of the stone walled enclosure is a Buddha statue. To avoid inundation by the Bowetenne reservoir, the gedige was taken apart, stone by stone, and rebuilt on higher ground.

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