(UDHAYAM, ANURADHAPURA) – A videographer was arrested by Police after his drone camera fell on the sacred Ruwanweli Mahaseya in Anuradhapura on Saturday evening (14) during a ‘Kapruka Pooja’, Police said. The videographer is to be produced in Court.
The drone camera had reportedly struck the Hathares Kotuwa before crashing at the base of Ruwanweli Seya. It had come down due to a technical fault.
However, the Ruwanweli Seya was not damaged due to the incident.
Reportedly, the videographer had not obtained approval to use the drone camera either from the Chief Incumbent or the management of the Ruwanweli Seya.
Police recently announced that those operating a drone camera should get prior approval from Police and in case of religious places, the approval of authorities.