Sep 03, 2021

Gang leader who looted ancient Dagoba, revealed Featured

Police have discovered the leader of the gang who were behind the defacing and looting of the ancient Dagoba of Kuda Sithulpawwa.

The leader has been identified as a resident of Yodhakandiya, named Aluth Patabendige Thushan Jayalath alias 'Soththi Rana'.

Sri Lanka Police have arrested a total of 07 suspects including 'Soththi Rana' for their involvement in the crime. They were subsequently ordered by the Tissamaharama Magistrate and Additional District Court judge - Kanchanamali Gunasekara to be remanded until Sep. 07.

Further investigations are underway.