The suspects who were fined were residents of Anamaduwa-Mahauswewa H.M. Buddhika Dhananjaya Herath, C. Tilak Premasiri, residents of Puttalam-Kivula, Nalin Susantha, resident of Anamaduwa-Wembuwewa M. Sirinanda, Priyalal Rajapaksa of Anamaduwa-Wembuwewa and Dinesh Kumara, a resident of Anamaduwa-Uppalawatte.
The police had nabbed the suspects while they were attempting to excavate an archaeological site in search of hidden treasure. The police had also recovered a scanner and several other items that were in the possession of the suspects.
The Anamaduwa police is investigating further.
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