70 million robbed

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An armed gang had robbed a vehicle carrying Rs. 70 million to a bank when the vehicle was passing through Peliyagoda area this morning. The suspects are yet to be arrested.

Five persons including two security personel had been transporting the cash to bank teller machines when the robbery had taken place. Six persons in bikes with weapons had stopped the vehicle in Thelangapatha, Peliyagoda and robbed the cash as well as the weapons of security persons. (NH)
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  • Nandalal G Friday, 24 September 2010 06:50 AM

    Don't worry. Dr.Mervin will look after this matter immediately as this has happened in his area.

    Faqi Friday, 24 September 2010 06:57 AM

    This appears to be an inside job, the robbers knew too much in advance. Why did the security guards not use their firearms to protect the consignment? Why give up without a fight. What is the use of a security guards if they cannot protect the cargo.
    Was there no security cameras on the vehicle?

    Vishwakosha Friday, 24 September 2010 03:43 PM

    Peliyagoda & six armed persons on bikes !!!!!
    Very familiar story in the recent past.

    Must not write more than this as I am scared for my safety !!!

    Mushi Friday, 24 September 2010 07:12 AM

    This is not good news for the world from investment point of view for foreigners. Banks and central banks should take steps to enhance the credibility of sri lankan banks which have already suffered blows due to bogus banks frauding depositors. They should strengthen security of banks and financial companies. This is a part of economic war after 30 year terrorism.Otherwise SL could be a lawless country like Somalia.

    lankaputha Friday, 24 September 2010 04:17 PM

    Wanawasala is the King Dutu Gemunu's area. Will he tie the Police officer to a tree now?
    Is there a hand behind this cause it happened in Kelaniya, and 70 Kilos of Heroin is caught in Katunayake, and the MInister was away from the ministry for 2-3 weeks?

    lankaputha Friday, 24 September 2010 04:20 PM

    My Next question is, why the security people took this most notorious road well known for all roberries for years while there is the Negambo road with more security in place?

    spark Friday, 24 September 2010 07:29 AM

    He will get his share along the line. He will then pass on part of this share up the line.

    spark Friday, 24 September 2010 07:31 AM

    Yeah despite a good number of them being in USA, the country still gets robbed.

    robinson Friday, 24 September 2010 07:50 AM

    Another task for Police. Now can prove their professionalism...

    Lalindra Friday, 24 September 2010 07:51 AM

    To eradicate poverty in Kelaniya!

    citizen1 Friday, 24 September 2010 04:45 PM

    Tie the security guard to the van!

    ella kiri Friday, 24 September 2010 08:14 AM

    YOU dont Understand ha ha

    dilhan Friday, 24 September 2010 08:20 AM

    it cant be a local minister, coz they rob in larger amounts than this!!!!

    Krish Friday, 24 September 2010 08:39 AM

    How many commentators (above) would make the same comments (honestly) if (they know) each of them gets a considerable share of that 70M down the line?

    Lam Friday, 24 September 2010 08:40 AM

    any one who transport these much of huge money should note down some currency serial numbers randomly to get the thief caught

    rohan Friday, 24 September 2010 09:11 AM

    Yes, Robinson unless this was not backed by a politician.

    Hereafter Friday, 24 September 2010 09:13 AM

    They may live in this life but will be punished hereafter

    Conspiracy Friday, 24 September 2010 09:24 AM

    Yes, Yes then only they will go and Shoot a kid

    Appu Friday, 24 September 2010 09:29 AM

    You mean sharing 70 m?

    Shivanka David Friday, 24 September 2010 09:41 AM

    This Gangs should be given a fullstop. or else the government should order to shoot them down. make it a lesson for everyone.

    Che Friday, 24 September 2010 09:55 AM

    Sri Lanka's Religion

    Ganster Friday, 24 September 2010 10:25 AM

    70 million??? oh nooooo !!!!

    Patriot Friday, 24 September 2010 10:36 AM

    Is Dr. related to this......................................

    E.T. Saturday, 25 September 2010 04:22 AM

    Ahh so!!!!

    suwimal Friday, 24 September 2010 04:29 AM

    This is an illegal robbery. Legal roberies take place on a daily basis of much higher amounts at higher places.

    Taaro Friday, 24 September 2010 04:37 AM

    70 million???? omg! i think robbers have known about that...

    malli Friday, 24 September 2010 11:26 AM

    “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”

    malkanthi Friday, 24 September 2010 04:43 AM

    These are either internal set ups or the works by the competent security firms! Not surprising, worst yet to come!

    Taaro Friday, 24 September 2010 04:48 AM

    to suwimal >> dear friend i don't think there is a legal and illeagal robbery...

    Daniel Friday, 24 September 2010 04:50 AM

    check the carryin person or the security agency

    Anver Friday, 24 September 2010 04:53 AM

    Must be a well organized gang trained in weaponry. Every effort must be made to catch the culprits.

    shanthi Friday, 24 September 2010 04:58 AM

    you are right , it must be a previously known robbery , similar
    house break was happend at my place many years back , when we brought jwellery from a bank vault for a wedding ,

    citizen1 Friday, 24 September 2010 05:02 AM

    Inside job!

    malkanthi Friday, 24 September 2010 05:06 AM

    Sorry to hear, dont depend on security guards for safety, if not a believer, have couple of stray dogs!

    maxa Friday, 24 September 2010 05:09 AM

    Wow.. they and generations can live with that money.. what a cheap and easy way to live life!!!

    fxt Friday, 24 September 2010 12:15 PM

    with a government politician behind it

    PARAMANATHAN.K Friday, 24 September 2010 05:13 AM

    Underworld guys seemed to be very busy with the task despite the fact that few of them had been eliminated.

    sltk2004 Friday, 24 September 2010 05:15 AM

    The guard should not have carried weapons if they were not going to use them. Then at least those weapons would not have fallen in to the hands of robbers.

    bash Friday, 24 September 2010 05:17 AM

    I, sympathize with you, these are done by professional robbers, info from so many sources are collected. Our law is weak and protects the culprits

    Ramzeel Friday, 24 September 2010 05:19 AM

    Banks are well covered by insurance for these types of robberies. However if this vehicle had strayed from the designated route the insurance will be voided.

    Dilshan Friday, 24 September 2010 05:21 AM

    Ha,,,, in Peliyagoda? wonder what the notorious Doctor has to say about this?

    Ruwan Perera Saturday, 25 September 2010 07:41 AM

    call Mervyn.;

    gato Friday, 24 September 2010 05:24 AM

    this means unemployment is in peak! somebody look into this matter seriously.

    leo Friday, 24 September 2010 12:45 PM

    Let the president make use of the newly acquired powers to put an end to this kind of robberies. These are petty robbers and not terrorists. Hope the Police will catch the culprits.

    leo Friday, 24 September 2010 12:48 PM

    I am sure the Sri Lanka police is capable of bringing the culprits to book

    Aiya - Kelaniya Friday, 24 September 2010 05:32 AM

    This is why CMC must be converted to an Authority to prevent such incidents with internal backings and money piggybacking.!!?

    Ranjana Friday, 24 September 2010 12:55 PM

    What is this Delegation has spent 1440M of tax payers money which is daylight robbery

    Anguhamy Friday, 24 September 2010 05:35 AM

    White Van guy's are on Bikes now........

    Nalaka Friday, 24 September 2010 05:35 AM

    To Taaro: Mate, you didn't get Suwimal's point. Read between lines and then you'll understand.

    In fact, this is negligible considering how the innocent people of this county are being robbed day in day out by our beloved politicians. Long live the perpetrators!

    dilmi Friday, 24 September 2010 05:37 AM

    Robbery is robbery . But there are 2 ways of doing it and 2 kinds of law for that robberies. That is the difference.

    SL Ara Friday, 24 September 2010 05:43 AM

    Don't worry... the king of the area Mr. Dutugemunu will take immediate actions to catch robbers and tie them up to trees....!

    kris Friday, 24 September 2010 05:54 AM

    Thelangapatha road and wanawasala is infested with organized robbers and they hang around day and night. Its high time Police do some patrolling frequently in these roads.

    unesh Saturday, 25 September 2010 10:00 AM

    hay dude see the no. of thumbs ups u have got for that comment.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 24 September 2010 01:58 PM

    Not much of a big amount when one goes to see that the on going rate for an ordinary half-educated MP is around 50 million rupees!

    dagobert Friday, 24 September 2010 02:07 PM

    This robbery has taken place in the Doctor's area.
    better put him on the job to uncover the culprits.

    Come on Doctor, here's a challenge for you... Take it up. Lets see your Patriotism.

    dagobert Friday, 24 September 2010 02:07 PM

    (02) seciruty Gurads and 70m, .... Inside job.

    ela kiri Friday, 24 September 2010 06:38 AM

    finally, policemen have some quality job to do..


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