Dr. Lester’s missing award found from private bus

5 May 2018 10:24 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Lifetime Achievement Award presented to late Dr. Lester James Peries from India, which was reported missing from his residence few days ago, has been found on an overhead rack of a Kollupitiya-Kaduwela private bus, Police said.

According to the police complaint, the award was stolen on Wednesday morning while his funeral service was in progress.

Earlier, it was reported that the Golden Peacock Award of Dr. Lester had been stolen from his residence a few days ago. But a senior member of his film team told Daily Mirror the award that went missing was a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr. Peries from India.

  Comments - 15

  • rajiv Saturday, 05 May 2018 11:52 AM

    What a joke yesterday's news says his close associate informing that it got lost long time back. Today you say it was found in the 177 route bus. Which is correct ? which is fake ?

    Citizen Saturday, 05 May 2018 02:20 PM

    Hey RajivThat news article said one award missing but not the Golden Peacock. The missing one is award he recieved from India. Article clearly stated that, but you have not properly read the article....

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 06 May 2018 06:48 AM

    Absolutely true . We are confused with several news came came out . We dont know which is true and which are not .

    Arul Saturday, 05 May 2018 11:52 AM

    What is this former president robed te whole country

    Shan Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:08 PM

    Great efficiency in recovering the lost Award in few days. Why is it that the leaders could not recover the looted wealth of this country for last 3 years?

    Arnold Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:19 PM

    Wonder where they are hiding the stolen billions, Lamboginis, treasures unearthed from tanks, etc.

    ANTON Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:22 PM


    Dee Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:37 PM

    Has to be some star from kaduwela Malabe area.

    REPENTANCE Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:47 PM

    It looks as though the criminal who stole has repented and returned the medal. However he remains a criminal all the same.

    DHA Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:58 PM

    Maybe the thief didn't know the value of the award....but the entire story sounds very strange probably cops must be covering some big shot....

    TJ Saturday, 05 May 2018 01:12 PM

    Stealing is our inborn quality. Even a funeral is no exception.

    Nuvan Saturday, 05 May 2018 02:14 PM

    Yes of course. Somebody tried to steal the tsunami aids.

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 05 May 2018 01:41 PM

    Typical southern crooks of covering up a cowardly deed.

    Summa Saturday, 05 May 2018 01:44 PM

    Good, very good. Awards, trophies, plaques, souvenirs are the priceless objects in someone's possession who excelled in that particular field and remembrances for the future generations. They should be preserved at all costs. Returning it in some way should be appreciated.

    Tax Payer Saturday, 05 May 2018 01:49 PM

    What a sad state of affairs...

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