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Ten treasure hunters including a woman were arrested by the Gokarella Police yesterday. The suspects were apprehended when they attempted to dig for hidden treasure at the site of a Buddhist Temple.

According to the Police a van used by the suspects was also seized at the time of the arrest. The suspects are to be produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate today.

The Police report that the suspects are from the Hemathagama, Pilimathalawa, Mawanella, Kadugannawa and Weyangoda areas.

The Gokarella Police are conducting further investigations.

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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 26 November 2010 05:50 AM

    Why take so many chances and worry about getting rich quick. Just join politics, contest from one party and jump to the government side: all the treasures are yours!

    Matara kolla Friday, 26 November 2010 06:19 AM

    Disgraceful. Responsible people in the society destroying our heritage to make a quick buck. Unless severe punishments are handed out and individuals are named and shamed, these criminals will try again. There were several incidents this year. What happened to the culprits ? Is there backing from Influential people ?

    amarana Friday, 26 November 2010 05:04 PM

    Pannipitiya at his work again?

    Premadasa soysa Friday, 26 November 2010 05:58 PM

    Who else is behind this, because it is a very brave attempt without any fear to engage in this during broad daylight. Buyers must be waiting on the fringes.

    Lakmikanth Friday, 26 November 2010 08:13 PM

    Matara kolla well said.

    Roshan Khan Friday, 26 November 2010 08:23 AM

    Well Said !!!

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:38 AM

    Without damaging property Treasure hunting is ok !
    Why's the use keeping it underground ?


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