King Rajasinghe’s walking stick seized

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An ornamental walking stick believed to have been used by Sri Lanka’s last King Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe, was seized by the police when a person from Menikhinna was trying to sell it for Rs. 500,000.

The walking stick studded with precious stones, made of an unidentified variety of metal is about 3 ½-feet long and weighs about ten kilos.  The bulbous structure in the centre of the walking stick has been carved with designs. The raid was carried out by a team of Central Division Crime Investigations Unit officers who disguised themselves as prospective buyers.

However the suspect, said to be a Commando of the army had fled the scene and is evading arrest. (Shane Seneviratne)


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  • maharaja Friday, 09 March 2012 09:33 AM

    Where is the precious stones ? Can't see any. Already gone missing

    Greggy Friday, 09 March 2012 07:17 PM

    Hay miniho...e kale rajawaru den inna ewun wage pana nethi pendoya newiy..kilo 10 nothing...

    malumalu Friday, 09 March 2012 08:01 PM

    That's my walking stick! I want it back please

    suny j Saturday, 10 March 2012 10:35 AM

    at end of every crime there is a "ranaviruwa"....???? we need to address this issue seriously....!!!

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 10 March 2012 10:56 AM

    Sorry mate you are not Jacka Anthony. He is a super expert in those things and you are not.

    m.m.usoof Friday, 09 March 2012 11:08 AM

    let us not talk about the weight of the stick, rather lets focus on how it fell into the hands of army commondo....

    RAJU Sunday, 11 March 2012 09:27 AM

    NOT KING SRI WICKRAMARAJASINGHE, RAJASINGAN . PLEASE CORRECT THAT.

    jterm Saturday, 10 March 2012 01:00 AM

    for a minute i read that as "King Rajapakse's" I was worried for a while until i read the headline closely ha ha

    manjula Friday, 09 March 2012 05:20 AM

    My dear friend have patience. Read the article and interprete it properly. It says "beleive to be"

    Lankan Friday, 09 March 2012 12:27 PM

    Is that remote control on the table is also belongs to King Rajasigne?..............ooops kosso TV balala maattu!!

    Fayaz Friday, 09 March 2012 05:47 AM

    Funny but True!

    lal Friday, 09 March 2012 12:34 PM

    create stories to make peoples mind from one distance to another corner to make panic us.We are so id eats.

    faqi Friday, 09 March 2012 06:00 AM

    But no one really knows whether its really the kings stick.

    True Srilankan Friday, 09 March 2012 06:12 AM

    Its very true i have seen in many family pictures of the king in which he is carrying the stick. All guys we have more burning issue to talk read discuss don't waste your time in this unknown tales.

    Ice Mama Thursday, 08 March 2012 11:04 PM

    What proof is there that the walking stick belonged to this king?

    AMG Thursday, 08 March 2012 11:05 PM

    Please hand over stick to Monarch Mahendra!

    Nathan Friday, 09 March 2012 06:30 AM

    a walking stick, weight 10 kilos.... I wonder how he walked with that... - May be he slept with it!!

    faqi Thursday, 08 March 2012 11:41 PM

    How could one authenticate that this item belonged to the last king of Kandy? Are historical records available that verifies the authenticity of this item?

    Katmai Friday, 09 March 2012 06:53 AM

    The government has taken possession of the walking stick under the Under-performing Assets Act. Even the walking stick given to your family by an Ancient King does not belong to you. Everything belongs to the King!!!

    LM Friday, 09 March 2012 06:55 AM

    I myself had taken a photograph of King and his family. Hence without any doubt I can confirm this stick is belongs to King Rajasinghe

    Samosa Friday, 09 March 2012 12:38 AM

    a walking stick, weight 10 kilos.... I wonder how he walked with that...

    asantha mel Friday, 09 March 2012 12:45 AM

    Cant be a walking stick. Some drama somewhere....

    Nodrog Friday, 09 March 2012 02:35 AM

    Wow our cops are so well versed in identifying historical artifacts.......or is this another gundu?

    Rotti Friday, 09 March 2012 02:39 AM

    So we acknowledge even the last Tamil King who ruled Sri Lanka's walking stick also got into wrong hands like many assets of other Tamils in North and East

    Broadgauge Friday, 09 March 2012 02:58 AM

    Just a gimmick to distact the people from the high cost of living. Soon we may see the wheel chair and also a bedpan.

    Aruna Friday, 09 March 2012 03:10 AM

    wow .. 10 Kgs ? must have been like super man

    Gayan Saturday, 10 March 2012 08:02 AM

    Only the queen can answer that !

    ravi Friday, 09 March 2012 03:21 AM

    Nice one :-)

    Shelton Fernando Friday, 09 March 2012 08:58 AM

    He would have been better-off without this 10 kg walking stick! No wonder it fetched Rs500k....for its weight!

    ravi Friday, 09 March 2012 03:23 AM

    Wonder who will walk away with this stick

    Yoonus Friday, 09 March 2012 03:26 AM

    Normally walking stick is used by old person or who cant walk properly but 10 kilo gram walking stick was used by that king ?

    nihal Friday, 09 March 2012 05:36 PM

    may be it belongs to king Rawana

    Rattapakse Friday, 09 March 2012 06:50 PM

    A good one, Samosa.

    It is also believed that he had a royal servant to 'carry' the walking stick for him!!!

    Nihal Abeywickrema Friday, 09 March 2012 04:01 AM

    This must be a monster walking Baton not a stick.

    Rangan Friday, 09 March 2012 06:59 PM

    Alright!

    The owner would turn up soon.

    A major drama to get enough publicity and when this come to real auction it would go well.

    The King peacefully left Kandy for India after signing off agreement with the Brits and so he had no reason to left it behind.


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