Priceless gem recovered

Percey Kuruneru (2014). Priceless gem recovered. The Island. 3 August.

Title Priceless gem recovered
Publication Date 3rd Aug 2014
Source The Island
Country Sri Lanka
Region South and East Asia
Art type Other
Subject Theft, Raid or Seizure
Comments The unidentified gem was recovered by police and given to the Department of Archaeology for identification. It was being held in a copper Kandyan Period vessel and the suspect told authorities that he found the gem (presumably in the vessel) while 'digging up a treasure' in the Inamaluwa area of Dambulla.