The Adi Vasis are carving a Buddha statue out of rock, to mark the 2600th Sambuddatva Jayanthi.
The work is currently underway at the Mawaragala Aranya Senasana in Dambana, Mahiyangana. The Buddha statue is being carved on a concept of the Chief Incumbent of the temple and Sngha Nayaka of the Eastern Province Ven. Meegahakivule Sugathawanse Thera. Five million rupees is being spent in this connection. The Adi Vasis are providing free labour.
Adi Vasi Chief Uruvarige Wanilatto requested for contributions in this connection as it is also a meritorious deed.