Police have arrested three individuals in Mawanella for excavating for artefacts of historical importance.
According to information received by the Mawanella Police, the raid was carried out yesterday and equipment’s used for excavation belonging to the suspects were also taken into custody.
Meanwhile, the Embilipitiya Divisional Crime Investigation Division had arrested an individual engaged in a racket of selling counterfeit antiquities.
Police seized a black copper pot and a copper relic in his possession. The suspect will be produced before the Embilipitiya Magistrate’s Court today.