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21 November 2012 11:30 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A fresh investigation has been initiated to find out whether three ancient swords found at Kelaniya were those stolen from the National Museum, Police Headquarters said today.

A spokesman said CID detectives are checking out the words ‘Nugawela Adhikaram’ that have been engraved on the blades.

The three swords were recovered from a dustbin by an employee of the Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha. He had first mistaken them to be pieces of metal and was about to hand them over to a blacksmith to turn out sickles but had later noticed the engravings. (Supun Dias)

Pix by G.P.Sudath Keerthi and Upali Ranaweera

  Comments - 4

  • Rubert Vanderkoon Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:03 PM

    My crystal ball says, the real swords are inside the Fort area in Colombo, in a heavily guarded corner. They are kept by a man with a mustache and he has a dyed hair.

    Nishantha Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:06 PM

    It is a handmade item...!

    DN Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:14 PM

    May be belong to King Dutugemynu.

    sahdi Monday, 26 November 2012 07:47 AM

    BADU BANIS....

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