Suriyawewa Police today arrested the former Ampara National Freedom Front organizer and six others for allegedly possessing two priceless ancient Buddha statues.
According to the police investigations, a man who had in his possession two priceless ancient statues had tried to sell them to a group who offered to the buy the two statues for Rs, 10.5 million. Suriyawewa Police carried out the raid on information provided by Hambantota District Special Intelligence Unit OIC A Premadasa.
One of the statues was 1 ½ ft.tall, 1ft wide and weighing 17.8 kilos while the other small statue was 8inch tall, 4inch wide and weighing 1.3 kilos. (Krishan Jeewaka)