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Four treasure hunters nabbed

Four suspects have been arrested in Randeniya Wau Thaulla for allegedly attempting to mine for treasures. The arrest was made during a raid which was conducted on a tip-off received by the Dambulla Police on Sunday at 6.30 pm.

A rock drilling machine, two hoes, and several religious items were taken into Police custody during the arrest. The suspects were identified as 35, 49, 51 and 55-year-old residents of Dambulla and Hemmathagama. The suspects were produced before the Dambulla Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Dambulla Police are investigating.