TWO+PERSONS+ARRESTED+FOR+DIGGING+IN+SEARCH+OF+BUDDHA+STATUES
Thursday, 05 September 2019 - 18:02
TWO PERSONS ARRESTED FOR DIGGING IN SEARCH OF BUDDHA STATUES
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Two individuals have been arrested in Dambulla this morning for mining with the purpose of obtaining two gold Buddha statues.

Police stated that the two of them have been involved in excavating over long period of time on this land at Ibbankatuwa Reservoir Road in Dambulla.

During the raid, police have seized an automatic rock piercing instrument including several other equipment used to carry out excavations.

The owner of the land and a resident of Menikhinna has been arrested over this incident.

 
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