Chinese man speaks out

7 September 2012 12:43 am - 32     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Chinese national who was arrested for allegedly stealing and swallowing a diamond at the international gem and jewellery exhibition at the BMICH has told the police that he had only swallowed an imitation diamond.

According to police sources, the suspect has not revealed the reason for his swallowing the diamond. The suspect was admitted to the National Hospital, Colombo in order that the diamond could be collected. The X-ray image had indicated that the man had swallowed an object similar to a diamond. Police said that would have to wait until the object was removed to determine whether or not it was a genuine diamond.

When the suspect was arrested, eight imitation diamonds and 101 Chinese currency notes were in his possession and also taken into custody by the police.(Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)

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  Comments - 32

  • Ravi Wikramasinghe Friday, 07 September 2012 06:37 AM

    This news was on BBC. some media promote it as if Chinese Govt. did it. we need to be aware of ulterior motives of different interested parties.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 07 September 2012 06:49 AM

    He brought fake diamonds with him with intention to rob the real ones and may have left a fake one in place before taking and swallowing the real one. Typical Chinese magic which we seem to be mesmerized with.

    lalith Friday, 07 September 2012 06:30 AM

    the police can do magic they can turn good diamonds in to imitation diamonds when in their custody!!!

    Spartacus Friday, 07 September 2012 07:17 AM

    One whisper from the embassy and he will be released.

    chris abey Friday, 07 September 2012 07:36 AM

    So where is the real one? His accomplice must have bolted with it.Also how could he run from the place so fast.?Sound s all too fishy now.

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 07 September 2012 07:50 AM

    New chinese menu?

    mercy k Friday, 07 September 2012 07:57 AM

    Send them to JILMART Teaching Faculty for operation to be continued with NEW MAL, elastic,bit by bit version of unprovable JILMART.

    neil john Friday, 07 September 2012 07:58 AM

    Same as Norochole power plant. We thought it was also a diamond !! Chinese magic.

    sach Friday, 07 September 2012 09:03 AM

    the one he swallowed could be the fake one, if he was seen by the owner before the chap made the swap.

    Ranjit Aponso Friday, 07 September 2012 09:11 AM

    Oh, yet another Gem.
    By the way, you'd make a good thief.

    Mona Rata Friday, 07 September 2012 09:16 AM

    Another fool with a very foolish, if not peurile comment..

    Akhila Goonetilleke Friday, 07 September 2012 08:58 AM

    I wonder if this is an insurance scam or some plot to earn double the price.. My theory is that, involving a chinese man will only make sure everyone's attention is on him while something major is happening elsewhere! hmmmm the plot thickens..

    Lanka Friday, 07 September 2012 10:52 PM

    He must be a "konde bandapu cheenek"!

    Fair N Square Friday, 07 September 2012 12:54 AM

    The REAL diamond goes missing after 3 days of the incident. about 4 hours is more than enough for the authorities to give him laxatives and get the DIAMOND out.. Wonder if it was replaced already.. for a price....

    Premalal Friday, 07 September 2012 02:01 AM

    Now we no why the Lakvijaya power plant is not working properly..The Chinese deal only with imitation products. In fact they love them so much they can not resit swallowing them.

    Sagarika Friday, 07 September 2012 02:24 AM

    Wow they are robbing us in all the ways possible????

    Saman Friday, 07 September 2012 02:13 AM

    May be in China people swallow imitation diamonds when they feel hungry!

    dujohn Friday, 07 September 2012 02:42 AM

    Another contract with China to smuggle diamonds

    Shan Friday, 07 September 2012 03:51 AM

    Wow... when swallowed it was genuine, in the stomach it is imitation, when it is out what it will be? Will that be also the wood apple the elephants swallow?

    pol haraka Friday, 07 September 2012 04:58 AM

    then why did the news report saying 1.8 million worth of diamond was stolen? whose diamond was it? doesn't the person who owns the diamond know its lost, doesn't he know the price?

    Roshan Friday, 07 September 2012 04:56 AM

    As soon as news was published in the DM, there was a comment saying that he swallowed the imitation. That means some already knew it was imitation.

    2 cents Friday, 07 September 2012 01:28 PM

    Please print-never see these comments make their way-wonder why?
    Was this not a "genuine" gem exihibition? Geniune with imitations.
    A diamond in the rough is tough to get out now.

    perumal Friday, 07 September 2012 01:33 PM

    Chinese sell shit to Sri Lanka. Chinese buy diamonds from Sri Lanka

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 07 September 2012 05:14 AM

    This is the only time when this mans shit is termed valuable.

    singing fish Saturday, 08 September 2012 06:20 AM

    Free him as freed the other day the chinese fishermen because not to anger the chinese goverment since we depend on them.

    Shaul Friday, 07 September 2012 05:24 AM

    All Sri Lankans are not saints - politicians included. Needless to mention how many Sri Lankans are languishing in foreign jails for thievery and other crimes. Does that mean all Sri Lankans are thieves? Let's not try to demonize an entire ethnic group because of an actions committed by an individual from that country. .

    Gamaraala Friday, 07 September 2012 02:36 PM

    The genuine Diamonds are some where else.. Just like what happened to the artifacts of the Colombo Museum.

    Appuhamy Friday, 07 September 2012 02:36 PM

    This is Sri Lankan Police Magic..

    Percy Friday, 07 September 2012 05:41 AM

    Obviously it was said through an interpreter. Its a JIL MAL like the elections!!!.

    Susith Friday, 07 September 2012 02:41 PM

    They must have brought the imitation to replace the genuine one. The plan went somewhat wrong as the other guy could not bear the temptation and they both were not sysnced properly to do the replacement

    Minister Friday, 07 September 2012 06:18 AM

    Looking back at our own capabilities, most probably a fake will come out from his stomach. Or even someone could announce that it had been made fake because of his gastric juices in the stomach. haha

    CITIZEN Saturday, 08 September 2012 08:10 AM

    Speaks out with a "DIAMOND" voice, I believe!!!

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