Residents in the Pugoda and Kumarimulla areas close to the Kelaniya River have stated that gold has been found in the river.
Member of the Dompe Pradeshiya Sabha K D Sisira Ajith Kumara also confirmed this find.
He added that a large number of residents in the area are currently attempting to mine gold from the river.
We spoke to Director of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau Prof. N G Wijayananda regarding this phenomenon.
He added that a team of experts have been sent to investigate this occurrence.