Over 90 treasure hunts in 4 months
Special measures to protect archaeological
Thefts of artifacts and pillaging of Sri Lanka’s
historical and cultural sites have recorded a steep rise, prompting
the Archaeology Department to take additional security measures to
protect the country’s archaeological treasures, Archaeology
Department Director General Dr Senarath Dissanayake said. He told
the Daily News 93 artifact thefts and treasure hunts were reported
during the first four months of this year .
Robbers netted with loot
Five suspects involved in a robbery of jewellery
and other goods worth Rs 3 million from a pawn shop at Sirimapura,
Rajangane on April 26 have been arrested by the Tambuttegama Police
along with the loot.