Aug 22, 2017

Kapuwa robbed Basnayake Nilame’s house

A group of around 100 persons including the Kapu Mahattaya of the Kataragama Devalaya had forcibly entered the house (walawwa) of the Basnayaka Nilame yesterday (21) and stolen over Rs. 10 million worth items.

It is reported that there were gold, jewels and gem stones among the stolen goods.

In protest against the forced entry and stealing of his possessions, the Basnayake Nilame had taken the keys to the Kataragama Devalaya today (22). However, the police later intervened and opened the Kataragama Devalaya under police protection.