Probe against Lankan diplomat

14 March 2010 10:08 am - 32     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Jamila Najmuddin

The Foreign Ministry has launched an inquiry into the alleged episode of a Sri Lankan diplomat who served in Japan having shipped back to Colombo his landlord’s personal belongings including an expensive wall painting, a piano and an antique clock. 

Foreign Ministry sources told Daily Mirror online that despite the accusations, the diplomat when questioned by the Ministry has denied all the allegations claiming he had only shipped back his things and nothing of the landlord’s.

However the Daily Mirror online learns that if the diplomat is found guilty, the Ministry will immediately demand him to ship back the items belonging to the Japanese landlord at his own expense.

Sources said that this particular diplomat was a political appointee and a ‘contract officer’ who served in Japan as a Minister Counselor and had returned back to the country around 5 months ago after serving his term.

Soon after his return back to Colombo, the source confirmed that the Japanese landlord had contacted the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and had alleged that the diplomat had shipped back some of his (the landlord’s) personal belongings such as a piano, an antique clock and an expensive wall painting and demanded that his items be shipped back to him immediately.

Soon after the complaint had been lodged, the Ministry had launched a full scale investigation.

The landlord has alleged that the piano and the expensive painting were his personal property. He has also said that the antique clock was of great sentimental value to his family since it has changed hands from generation to generation. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 32

  • Monday, 15 March 2010 10:10 AM

    Must be a blood relative...............

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:27 AM

    What a shame! On the other hand, is there anything virtuous we can expect of these political appointees? They can't be any second to their Masters!!!!!

    Monday, 15 March 2010 10:57 AM

    This is the quality of the people who represent Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:40 AM

    not surprising at typical.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 11:04 AM

    Nothing will happen to this Blue Eyed rogue in Sri Lanka. He should be extradited to Japan to face criminal charges because the offence was committed there.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:42 AM

    Probably MR would try him in military tribunal?

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:23 AM

    Is it a serious offense in a country like our MOTHER SRI LANKA ?

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:23 AM

    Wht's wrong with this country...Full of Rogues !.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:42 AM

    banda your right brother the emmbassy in qatar good for nothing

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:24 AM

    Diplomat, what diploma he had? I think he is a relative of a politician and bypassed the career diplomats!

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:27 AM

    if the diplomat is found guilty, the Ministry will immediately demand him to ship back the items belonging to the Japanese landlord on his own expense with out any punishment

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:42 AM

    shame shame,, MR you should answer this

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:45 AM

    It is a shame for the whole country to have appointed such low class persons as diplom(u)ats. They say that a diplomat's job is to "lie" abroad for his country but in this particular instance, he has not only "lied" but also brought disgrace to the whole country. Court Martials should be reserved for such charaters. No wonder there would be a political "God Father" for this man who is still enconsced in his position..

    Monday, 15 March 2010 11:21 AM

    he must be a antique collector..............

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:46 AM

    Dear all Why do not launch probe against the other diplomats and their staff as well who are sucking innocent peoples blood.
    Specilly those are in the Gulf mainly Qatar.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 11:25 AM

    Following examples of ......... whose?

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:46 AM

    Western world just start............

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:09 AM

    Good example from Sri Lankan diplomat..........

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:03 AM

    did you just find that out, now. You were sleeping all this time.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:28 AM

    These are traitors, ruining the image of our precious country.... Wasnt there any backgroung check before giving him this responsibility

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:48 AM


    Monday, 15 March 2010 12:08 PM

    What else can you expect from the present regime???? The kind of people who rule us are the ones who are sent abroad to represent us... I'm sure he's one of the R's......

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:11 AM

    the reprasent follows the leader,,,

    Monday, 15 March 2010 12:46 PM

    Maybe the items were gifts for those who sent him to Japan in the first place

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:31 AM

    why without any punishment?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:32 AM

    Hora diploma

    Monday, 15 March 2010 01:20 PM

    Nothing to explain. All are our people. Like to protect other people;s property.............?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:50 AM

    First of all check all of his bank accounts. Then you can easily find the truth and diplomatic innocence.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:40 AM

    Jusus Christ, where are you? Is this a crime stealing other's property? How abput killing ithousannds innocent ttaamil people? rraamm

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:11 AM

    That's the law of of the Land. What to do Amal?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:44 AM

    This is a very good example of appointing political thugs to top posts especially people who have absolutely no proper education while well educated people are demonstrating in Sri Lanka for jobs!

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:58 AM

    This is the result of untrained (thuttu deke) politicians being appointed to professional positions!

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