Five arrested for digging archaeological artifacts

Five persons have been apprehended for excavating in search of archaeological artifacts in Sivalipura area in Sripura.
Officers of Sripura police station had carried out a raid following a tip-off claiming that excavations were being carried out in the area with the intention of unearthing archaeological artifacts, stated the police media spokesperson’s office.
The arrestees, reportedly residents of Parakramapura, Polpithigama, Pannala, Ragama and Polonnaruwa areas, are to be produced before the Kebithigollewa Magistrate’s Court today (05).