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Five caught attempting to unearth gold buried by LTTE

31 March 2021 02:28 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Dharmapuram Police yesterday (30) arrested five persons for digging to unearth gold  suspected to have been buried by the LTTE during the war at an abandoned LTTE camp at Wattakachchilamayanur in Kilinochchi.

Police also seized a luxury vehicle, a high tech scanner, excavating equipment and six mobile phones along with the suspects.

The suspects were residents of Welimada, Kalutara , Mahiyanganaya and Hambantota.

They were remanded till April 6 after being produced before  the Kilinochchi Magistrate.

  Comments - 5

  • karu Wednesday, 31 March 2021 02:40 PM

    Interesting. Mackenna's Gold part 2.

    RoaringCreek Wednesday, 31 March 2021 03:15 PM

    The Ali Babas are at work again. Ha Ha Ha! I thought they had already got the loot. Try the lawn of the large building near the round about near Galle Face Green.

    vithura Wednesday, 31 March 2021 04:30 PM

    Probably former soldiers with some inside knowledge!

    Selvaratnam Wednesday, 31 March 2021 05:44 PM

    While the Tamil people of Wanni were living in squalid conditions, Tiger leader Prabakaran and his family were living in air conditioned strictly guarded multiple houses in full luxury. Money collected in the West by the Tigers made Prabakaran one of the richest men in the world. It is believed he had buried so much gold in the final days of the war.

    Mandayan Wednesday, 31 March 2021 08:55 PM

    Really, shall we try then? Are you aware that there were comments about moving the gold from Wanni to Colombo by military, just after the war and never reached the central bank as per law and disappeared.

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