It was reported that treasure hunters have desecrated the ancient Shiva Devalaya located in front of the historic Nai-Pena Viharaya in Pollonnaruwa.
The treasure hunters had dug a 4 feet long, 3 ½ feet wide hole within the premises.
It was also reported that treasure hunters had attempted to search for relics and treasure at this site about a year and a half ago.
We spoke to police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana regarding the plethora of treasure hunting incidents being reported recently islandwide.
He states any information on such incidents needs to be reported to the 119 emergency phone number.