Oct 16, 2018

Treasure hunters charged

Six person who had tried to steal treasures in Anamaduwa-Uppalawatte were fined Rs.300,000 amounting to Rs. 50,000 each by the Anamaduwa Magistrate Janani S. Wijetunge yesterday (15).

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.

Pics by Jude Samantha