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* Two suspects including a saffron-robed arrested for attempting to sell a Valampuri conch shell
Sat, Sep 22, 2018, 01:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police Special Task Force (STF) officers arrested two persons attempting to sell a rare Valampuri in Dondra area in the South.

It is reported that the suspects have been trying to sell the Valampuri for Rs. 30 million.

The Valampuri conch shell with a left-opening is extremely rare and is considered sacred and very auspicious to use in Hindu religious rituals.

The STF said there is a saffron-robed person among the suspects.

Gandara police are conducting further investigations.

 

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