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.