Sri Lanka Western Province Panadura
by Andreas Czieborowski
Selected for Google Earth [?] - ID: 2837580
Andreas Czieborowski, on August 22, 2007, said:
Walana Buddha Statue (Walana Samadi Budu Pilimaya)
2007/August: Much thanks to Dr. Ananda W.P. Guruge (Director of the International Academy of Buddhism in California) and to Mr. Amila Tennakoon (Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Systems (Pvt) Ltd in Sri Lanka) for helping to locate the true position of this Buddha statue on the map.
Last not least, special thanks to my patient mail friend Anura Guruge (son of Dr. Ananda Guruge) for keeping in touch in this matter.
This statue was built by the famous sculptor Mani from Madras (India).
Buddika Hettitantri, on January 28, 2008, said:
I am Buddika Hettitantri and I will definitly fulfill your request of present snap of the golden Buddha statue of panadura. Please give me few days since I am bit busy these days. Any way, If you can send me your e mail, then I'll be able to post you some hi res. photos of this statue. The Buddha statue is still as same as in 1976. But surroundings has been changed a lot.
mohanjayaweera, on February 6, 2008, said:
Dear Buddhika, This brings pleasure to people who love Sri Lanka and its merits. Congratulations! for a long go! Mohan, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Andreas Czieborowski, on February 10, 2008, said:
Wow, thanks for posting now the photos. The statue looks still the same as 32 years ago - maybe the colour of the painting over changed a bit to bronze. I'm very happy to see the statue again here: photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5.
My best wishes and thanks again, Andreas
P.S.: Did you know that at time we are solitary in posting photos of this Buddha statue on the internet ?
isankadn, on December 8, 2008, said:
I'm isanka Sri lanka.
thankz for adding these photos.really thank you very much.
i downloaded all photos.realy its very nice.
if you have any other sri lankan old photos please send me.or put in to google.
thank u again.
Chandana Gunatilake, on January 30, 2011, said:
Hi, Andreas. I've just gone to the town and taken the latest photo of The Lord Buddha statue as an update to u r photo taken in 1976. pl go to http://www.panoramio.com/photo/47301515 and check. With Best Regards(WBR) Chandana
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Photo taken in Walana, Panadura, Sri Lanka
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