We previously reported on a treasure hunt at the ancient Ranamini Kotha in Panaduwa in the Udawalawe police area. A complaint has been lodged with the Udawalawe Police against this but the complaint has not been investigated yet. In spite of that, pits have been dug below the same place again.
It is said that the Godakawela Police have informed the complainants that the complainants are not residing at the relevant address, although they have been given three messages to investigate the complaint. However, the complainant states that he did not receive any such police message and that they are residing at the relevant address.
It is said that a monk from a temple in the area was involved in the incident and the Udawalawe Police are not investigating the complaint in order to protect the monk, says the Sri Ravana Lanka National Organization.
IGP. When a complaint is made to the police, it is their duty to investigate. Even a monk is guilty of guilt. If a complaint is lodged for the protection of state property, it is the responsibility of the police to investigate and enforce the law. As this does not happen, people are accustomed to looking at the Sri Lanka Police with hatred.
If a place of worship is destroyed, if the history of the country is destroyed, if the police are not active despite the information provided, it is not unjust for ordinary people to take the law into their own hands. Hiru Rupavahini and Lankadeepa had previously reported on this crime. We have also reported on this on several occasions. You can see our previous reports at the following links. “Who cares about fences and pickets?”