Suspect arrested for destroying archaeological mouments

A 50-year-old was arrested yesterday (07) by the Laggala Police for destroying archaeological monuments situated in Nagolla which come under the Laggala Police’s jurisdiction.

The arrest was made based on investigations following a complaint by the Grama Niladhari officer of the area.

According to the Deputy Police Chief, the individual had destroyed the archaeological monuments by using a backhoe machine as per witnesses.

The suspect will be produced  before the Naula Magitraate’s Court today (08), meanwhile further investigations are beign carried out to ascertain the evidence and to record statements in respect of the archaeological site, the Police Media Spokesperson stated.