Burglary at VIP’s house, suspect arrested

21 June 2012 10:11 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Mt. Lavinia police arrested a man yesterday in connection with the burglary at the house of Nishantha Wickramasinghe, chairman of SriLankan Airlines and brother of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.

Police sources said the suspect was a 33 year old drug addict and a resident of Araliya Mawatha, Ratmalana. The police, who had been investigating the theft of a Rolex watch worth Rs 4 million and about Rs. 5 million worth of foreign currency, had arrested the man after receiving a tip off.

Following information received from the suspect, police had been able to recover the wrist watch and a portion of the foreign currency - which had been hidden inside a fisherman’s house. It is believed that a friend of the suspect (also a drug addict) had been living in the fisherman’s house.
The suspect had spent a portion of the loot on drugs. He is to be produced in court shortly. (Indika Ramanayake and H.M.Dharmapala)
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  • Sapumal Sri Friday, 22 June 2012 05:09 AM

    Anyway they still dont have clue who robbed the National Museum !

    J Dan Friday, 22 June 2012 05:13 AM

    First the police should quotation the house owner how he inherited such expensive goods.
    What about the Forging currency he had in . Any way it goes back to the good old sinhala saying.
    "Naduth Hamaduruwange, Baduth Hamaduruwange"

    citizen1 Friday, 22 June 2012 05:22 AM

    What about the museum burglary? Any leads there??????

    janak Friday, 22 June 2012 05:20 AM

    GOOD JOB BY POLICE. NOW MUST FIND OUT HOW CAN KEEP SO MUCH OF FOREIGN CURRENCY AT HOME.

    CAN POLICE DO THAT IS THE QUESTION ????

    citizen1 Friday, 22 June 2012 05:24 AM

    what about the Rolex watch !!!

    Punchi Putha Friday, 22 June 2012 05:21 AM

    Rs. 4 Million watch? what a luxury life for the Chairman of Srilankan, no wonder the airline going bankrupt

    Hash Friday, 22 June 2012 05:43 AM

    Arrested within 2 weeks..
    Still no one has been arrested to the museum burglary !

    Lanke Banda Friday, 22 June 2012 01:36 PM

    Does Bill Gate own a 4 Million Wrist Watch ????????

    concerned Sri Lankan Friday, 22 June 2012 06:13 AM

    How come no investigations are done as to how he had 5 mil in currency and a 4 mil watch when he is just a civil servant??? Why did the Government arrest Denuwana's Mother who had 20,00 in her house???

    Is this corruption at its best or what???

    Cuthbert Seneveratne Friday, 22 June 2012 06:09 AM

    Thugs with warrants are not been arrested

    chuti baba Friday, 22 June 2012 06:20 AM

    Now I can understand how sri lankan air line got bankrupted.

    Matalan Friday, 22 June 2012 01:49 PM

    Rolex worth 4 million! The thief got hold of it thieving -ok, we understand. How did (and how can) chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines get hold of it? Mind-boggling stuff!!

    afraz Friday, 22 June 2012 06:36 AM

    I Am VIP,

    My House is robbed, Please help me....

    Anil Friday, 22 June 2012 06:40 PM

    So, actually the police can solve a crime!!!! Strange isn't it??? How come police solve crimes efficiently when it is against the govt. but not a single among many hundreds when opponents are at the receiving end????

    jesbon Saturday, 23 June 2012 11:49 AM

    He is not the only one with a 4 Million watch. They all have it - the blood sucking hoi polloi. And they cant make a single appointment on time! Just like Air Lanka.

    Samantha Friday, 22 June 2012 02:41 AM

    How he kept 5 Mn worth foreign currency without work outside or without doing exports ????

    Don Diego Saturday, 23 June 2012 12:47 PM

    Try VVIP

    Don Diego Saturday, 23 June 2012 12:52 PM

    Does Bill Gates own 4 million Wrist Watches????????

    Achari Friday, 22 June 2012 02:47 AM

    Within 2 weeks police have arrested the suspect.
    What about the 1000's of burglaries in the country and no suspects have been arrested.When people inquire of their complaint , what does the police say" If you see the burglar come and tell us"

    amal Saturday, 23 June 2012 05:27 AM

    it was sri wickrema rajasinghe

    cp Friday, 22 June 2012 04:45 AM

    For VIPs a "tip-off" would do, but for others several eye witnesses won't do!!!

    Tilak Friday, 22 June 2012 04:49 AM

    I think foreign exchange commissionaire will issue a authentication letter for 5 Mn worth foreign currency.This is the normal practice now in Srilanka/

    garawi Friday, 22 June 2012 04:54 AM

    Now to investigate how the Brother in Law amassed such wealth and hid it at home. Is is to defraud the tax department?


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