Five nabbed for illegal excavations near Sigiriya

Five persons who allegedly carried out illegal excavations at an archaeological site in Siyambalangotuwa Yaya near Sigiriya have been arrested, the Ministry of Housing and Cultural Affairs said.

The suspects have illegally excavated an area eight feet long and six feet wide at the archaeological site.

Police have also seized the tools and equipment used by the suspects during the raid.

Sigiriya Archaeological Office and Sigiriya Police are carrying out further investigations, the Ministry said in a statement.

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