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Four suspects have been arrested when they attempted to sell a Buddha statue made of a Blue Sapphire for Rs. 6 billion in Moneragala yesterday, Police said.

According to information received by the officers of the Moneragala Crime Investigation Division, the suspects were preparing to sell the 2 inch Buddha statue at Kumbukkana area.

The arrested suspects, aged 20, 26, 30 and 40 were identified as residents of Rabewa, Anuradhapura and Peradeniya.

They would be produced before the Moneragala Magistrate's Court today.


  Comments - 8

  • Lakmal Kahawela Monday, 05 October 2020 10:38 AM

    What's wrong with it

    Ram Monday, 05 October 2020 11:09 AM

    If it is not stolen property and they can show ownership there is nothing wrong

    Waco Monday, 05 October 2020 11:14 AM

    The government must assist them to make it a good cottage industery.

    MirakRajBanda Monday, 05 October 2020 11:15 AM

    Exactly what's wrong with that?? In US and other countries people are encouraged to excavate and explore the hidden and buried treasures but here the arrest warrant is always ready for the CRIME that's not at all a crime.

    Mm Monday, 05 October 2020 12:17 PM

    What’s the crime here ? Was it an archeological item or not? Useless journalism. Half a story reported

    Bandu Wanigasekera Monday, 05 October 2020 01:11 PM

    Attempt to sell at Rs.6 billion seems very unlikely as for such high values, no one just says how much ? OK I will buy.

    brainmaster Monday, 05 October 2020 04:52 PM

    you should have mentioned that one of the arrested is a buddhist monk....why hide it ?

    vince Monday, 05 October 2020 07:20 PM

    what a load of bunkum. You can not do business in Sri Lanka now. Only the political elite and their cronies can.

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