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Blue Sapphires worth Rs. 370 million seized; Two including monk arrested

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Koslanda, Feb 08 (Daily Mirror) - Two individuals, including a monk, were arrested while attempting to sell two Blue Sapphire gemstones valued at Rs. 370 million.

The arrest was made during a raid by Koslanda Police, acting on intelligence provided by the Army Intelligence Division.

The arrested monk resides in the Weliweriya area, while the other suspect, aged 72, is the father of a local politician from a prominent political party.

The seized gemstones are in the shape of pagodas and are suspected to have been obtained while treasure hunting.

 

 


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  • Fred Thursday, 08 February 2024 11:51 AM

    Rs370 million or over a million US dollars how can you call this country poor, it is just that the wealth is in the wrong hands You don't need the IMF when some of the poorest parts of the country can yield treasures like this.Wish there was some way that the gem trade and everything connected with it could be harnessed in an INTEGRATED manner to make it a source of wealth for the country starting from what is under the ground, the resource, through to mining ,valuation, value adding, and sale and even to objects of value like this. Will need outside assistance to do it example Australia which is a country well versed in mining Even with the corruption which will always be present.It will be better than some of the grandiose schemes they seem to be trying because the resource is there. Or has someone taken similar steps?

    Lazy Thursday, 08 February 2024 04:41 PM

    It will never happen in SL. Most are lazy

    Jaffna Tamil Thursday, 08 February 2024 05:17 PM

    Well, said .

    Rusky Thursday, 08 February 2024 02:16 PM

    Nation of crooks all over the country .finding a good honest decent civilized people like finding a pin in the paddy field.very sad gready selfish devils if not for them this beautiful country would have been in top....

    Beruwelayans Thursday, 08 February 2024 05:47 PM

    What's wrong in selling a gem stone

    Sambo Thursday, 08 February 2024 07:30 PM

    What can one say. "Suwapath Wewa"

    mario Friday, 09 February 2024 06:10 AM

    If it wasn't stolen, then they have every right to sell it.


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