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A group of treasure hunters who were digging up a treasure with a backhoe in a tank bund at Dunumadalawa in Ranorawa off Wilachchiya clashed with the residents of the area who opposed them, police said.

It is alleged that the group of individuals who were involved in treasure hunting were STF personnel.

It is reported that they assaulted the villagers and attempted to shoot them. Several villagers including women were injured in the incident. Meanwhile few in the group managed to flee from the scene with the back-hoe in the direction of Ittikulama.

Others were caught and handed over to the Police who rushed to the scene.Police recovered tools and equipment and a tray of offerings near a 10ft. pit dug up in the tank bund by the suspects. (Atula Bandara)


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  • Sunil Ataha Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:20 AM

    Vatath Niyarath Goyam Kanam Kata Pawasan Eamaruwa

    FLY Thursday, 03 May 2012 10:20 AM

    THERE IS A TREASURE HIDDEN BY KING WALAGAMBA. AS FAR AS I KNOW KING DUTUGEMUNU SWARD IS NOT THERE.

    hashan V Thursday, 03 May 2012 03:58 AM

    watta Shame...

    Athula Wednesday, 02 May 2012 04:33 AM

    Efficient police rushed to apprehend the sprats when villagers have done the hard work. If the elite group is involved even our media take extra precautions.

    O.L.Morondan Wednesday, 02 May 2012 04:59 AM

    Oh.. No..I am afraid to give comments

    shantha madawela Wednesday, 02 May 2012 05:50 AM

    have they started the second operation, after LTTE ...?

    Achari Wednesday, 02 May 2012 05:54 AM

    Hats off for the villagers. But they will be released without producing to courts.

    Ashraff Wednesday, 02 May 2012 07:02 AM

    But they will be released without any charges. Remember what happened at Kolonnawa?

    Laxana Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:07 AM

    OK. At least they were arrested this time around. But in tomorrow's papers the headlines would be"Villagers disrupt STF personnel who came on a humanitarian mission to repair the bund of the tank.'


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