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An American-made high tech detector ‘DBX wireless crossover’ was taken into custody by the STF in Colombo Fort today, STF said.

According to reports the equipment has the ability to scan objects 100 feet deep down in the ground. It is believed that the equipment may be used in treasure hunting.

It was the first time that such equipment was detected in Sri Lanka. (HF)


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  • Raymond Punchisingho Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:36 AM

    The greatest treasures are not found underground. They are found in the minds of honourable politicians with doctorates. The greatest of them of all is the brain of Dr Mervyn. A great leader and patriot, A sign of and promise of things to come. The one hope of Sri Lanka's future. May he live long to become our greatest leader and bodhisatva.

    chin Friday, 31 May 2013 11:13 AM

    They know nothing about what they do.
    This is not a banned item. This is not magic. This kind of equipments are used in Sri Lanka by many people.
    You can buy them from open market in Dubai for few lakhs.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 31 May 2013 11:48 AM

    Treasures should be hunted !

    weir Friday, 31 May 2013 12:41 PM

    perhaps a corrupt politician wants it now

    firefox Friday, 31 May 2013 01:04 PM

    Does the law prohibit to have such technical equipments?
    If so why?

    Grace Friday, 31 May 2013 01:37 PM

    This could be useful in the areas that were occupied by the LTTE to find any buried gold.

    Lotus Friday, 31 May 2013 01:50 PM

    Isn't a DBX crossover an equalizer used for music? Are you sure this is a scanner detecting anything underground?

    lost lankan Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:10 AM

    these scanners will help to find un-corrupted politicians and public servants?

    Shan Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:52 AM

    He has already hunted the IT treasure

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 31 May 2013 10:38 AM

    only in crooked ways.

    Saab Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:55 AM

    Is it illegal to have such a scanner by Law?

    Rangana Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:41 AM

    Milinda, it's pretty simple. If the name is not given, it's got to have a political connection.

    Scanner Saturday, 01 June 2013 08:17 AM

    May be we can invest in two of these and give to Dr. Silva since he is in charge of discipline and the other to Duminda Silva since he finds it hard to remember things and may lost somewhere.

    Fair N Square Saturday, 01 June 2013 01:39 PM

    Is there a ban on the import of this item or is it illegal to have it with oneself? IF NOT why was it taken into custody? was it used for de- mining? Was it used to scan the gem pits? Is it BANNED to hunt for treasure under ground? if so how come gem mining is not banned?

    Goon Saturday, 01 June 2013 02:31 PM

    Shu!Shu!Shu! treaure hunting is not for ordinary people. It is only for the top with the assistance of STF. However are there any treasures left to hunt? STF KNOWS OT VERY WELL.

    Trehan Munasinghe Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:31 PM

    Only Politicians can have or own such toys.... typical... !!

    Senorita Monday, 03 June 2013 03:16 AM

    Woh Ho!!! Our politikos can take use of this when they go for treasure hunting..

    Jakana Friday, 31 May 2013 08:26 AM

    so even sri lankans are up to date with the technology ha.

    Pubudu Friday, 31 May 2013 10:36 AM

    DBX , wireless Crossover ? Is this Audio Equipment ?

    Medalankara de chopp Friday, 31 May 2013 10:23 AM

    Jane you are right

    Medalankara de chopp Friday, 31 May 2013 10:23 AM

    Beeg,Beeg, politicians

    john duminda cena Friday, 31 May 2013 09:59 AM

    SO WHAT'S THE FUSS ?

    Ramiz Friday, 31 May 2013 09:39 AM

    Question : What is wrong with hunting for treasure ? Why doesn’t the Govt. encourage it ( as long as it’s our cultural heritage is not lost) and have a suitable taxation policy or suitable rewards so that it ends up as legitimate revenue for the whole country via taxes or tourism income?

    Or is it to ensure that no “common man” can get any Treasure, so that it is only the preserve of our “ Honorable ( MP’s) Moronic Parasites”

    jane Friday, 31 May 2013 09:19 AM

    So whats wrong someone having it ? is it a banned item here ?
    is it prohibited under any law ? whats the issue about it

    GC Friday, 31 May 2013 09:11 AM

    can't we use it for demining

    Critic Roshan Friday, 31 May 2013 09:00 AM

    Very good detection, Well tell me which treasure hunting minister is gonna own it now?

    J.Sparrow Friday, 31 May 2013 09:00 AM

    there are up to date for treasure hunting.

    Sapumal Banadara Friday, 31 May 2013 08:51 AM

    Aney apoi, apey marichcha aarchchige mini walath haaraida danney naha undayge iney bandala thibba ridee hawadiya ganta?

    Nimal Friday, 31 May 2013 08:49 AM

    Rathnapura GEM businessman already have several these type of scanners...

    Ranjith Silva Friday, 31 May 2013 08:54 AM

    Let these high tech be used for good cause.

    Prestine Beauty Friday, 31 May 2013 08:43 AM

    Except the Local Authorities :-)

    Milinda Friday, 31 May 2013 08:43 AM

    Give the name of the person who had this. Is he an L.T.T.E connected guy or a guy working for a politician

    Jakana Friday, 31 May 2013 08:20 AM

    so even sri lankans are up to date with the technology ha.


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