Some 11km west of Aukana Buddha statue, on a rocky hillside with a pathway of 300 steps, lies another standing Buddha statue (13 meters). Apparently it isn’t completed. As at Aukana statue, Sasseruwa too was once sheltered in an image house, as shown by the holes for beams cut into the rock around it. This housing structure & all other buildings were destroyed by marauding Dravidian invaders from South India.