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Pictures taken on top of Kiralagala Chethiya posted on social media

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Seven youth who had climbed the ruined Chethiya in Kiralagala, Horowpothana had taken photos and released them onto social media.

The Horowpothana Police had launched an investigation. The police had acted on a complaint made to them by the Kiralagala Zone Archaeological officer yesterday.

It is said that this group of youngsters had entered the archaeological conservation illegally and after climbing the ancient Chethiya had taken photographs and later released them to the social media.

The police led by OIC Horowpothana Police Inspector Roshan Sanjeewa had identified the suspects as residents of Trincomalee and Ampara Districts and they are university students.

A senior officer of the Archaeological Department said that this site had been traced to have been in existence since the 3rd century AD and a historically important location. Despite the presence of a watcher, the suspects had posed for photographs and the police said that immediate steps would be taken to identify the suspects and take suitable further action in this regard. (Pathum Dharshana, Athula Bandara, Amadoru Amarajeewa and Chapa Madushani)

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  • Mm Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:44 AM

    Lack common sense

    Yahiya Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:59 AM

    Young generation . lack of knowledge. Law must educated by government. There are more than 3 Facebook clips everyday regarding police violating the law. Small things do not publicized

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 23 January 2019 12:15 PM

    Extremely Primitive knee jerk laws... this site should then have a NOTICE stating the laws that need to be observed.

    Sarana Wednesday, 23 January 2019 03:43 PM

    This is Buddhist tempe site, who ever visit !just know how to behave there this Buddhist country

    Migrant Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:38 PM

    Of course but in a very religiously sensitive country like this, those fools should've used their common sense not to do that especially on something that looks that old

    Ravi Thursday, 24 January 2019 09:45 AM

    Bank robbers, murderers, corrupt politicians are exempted from their deed in such a religious sensitive country?Absolute BS

    sharowana Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:06 PM

    First of all, is there a notice that people should not climb on top of it? If the notice was there then alright to punish people?

    Disawe Wednesday, 23 January 2019 08:09 PM

    So you need display board everywhere? It's not a botanical gardens and it's a religious site. You don't climb on an alter at any place of worship.

    Sarana Wednesday, 23 January 2019 03:38 PM

    Without cuddling them ,police take action immediately, otherwise, hatred will brake peace among communities ,if not they may do it on Ruwanmaliseya,another day

    jamin Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:07 PM

    BuffaloaCitizen seems a real Buffaloa, likes of him will need a notice to say "Do NOT Pee " on every wall in the country to prevent like of him doing that !

    Jinn Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:29 PM

    First of all the government or the relevant department should put up a sign board saying its a sacred place and do not Disrespect the site. But good lesson to all for posting all the shits on Facebook.

    gajaba Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:56 PM

    Applause to the gov and department of archaeology for their great efforts in protecting our historic sites.

    Ragula Wednesday, 23 January 2019 08:13 PM

    This third class basterds are wearing foot wear as well.

    Ram Thursday, 24 January 2019 01:48 AM

    There need not be any notice not to climb and there would have been Buddhist boys in this group. They are a set of idiots who must be ordered to do community work


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