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Signage with history of the site and statues at Maligawila and adjacent site of Dambegoda. Text of sign board: "Maligawila and Dambegoda belong to a single monastic complex which had been identified as the Patima Vihāra situated in Kanagama where Prince Aggabodhi (7th century AD) has made a colossal Buddha statue. It has also been identified as the Ariyākara Vihāra mentioned in the Mahāvamsa. King Dappula I (7th century AD) constructed an image-house to the said statue and a Maitreya Bodhisattva statue at Dambegoda. He also decorated the Buddha statue and made an offering." More recent research clarifies that it the latter statue is of Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.