It is reported that nearly 1,000 valuable items, including items of antique value, have gone missing from places including the Presidential Palace and Temple Trees, which were taken over by the protesters on July 9th.

Officials of the Criminal Investigation Department CID says that various organized people and drug addicts have infiltrated places including the President’s House, Temple Trees and other places, under the guise of activists, and that these people have done most of the thefts.

Archeology officials says that there were many items of antique value in the Presidential Palace. A official of the Department of Archeology told that it will be difficult to get precise and clear information about the destroyed and missing artifacts.

According to police, special investigations have been started to find those items. (Lankadeepa )