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Of plants, trees and animals there are many species. Not among humans, who are all a single species.
The division into race begin in our minds. All of us humans belong to the single human kind.Symbolizing the unity of humankind, the replica of Bamiyan Buddha statue is erected at Thelwatta, Peraliya, in memory of the original Bamiyan Buddha statue of Afganistan, a world Heritage Treasure, destroyed by terrorists; and the many Buddhist Viharas and Dagobas destroyed by the tsunami of December 26, 2004
Eastern and southern coastal line of Sri Lanka was badly damaged by the Tsunami which followed the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake. More than 30,000 people died. Tsunami Honganji Vihara, the large Buddha statue, was donated by the Japanese Government along with aid to help build the first stages of the coastal defenses on the Galle Road.