Museum robbery main suspect arrested

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The main suspect in the theft of artefacts from National Museum in Colombo was arrested by a special CID team on Saturday, police said.

They said the suspect Lansage Priyantha Mendis alias ‘Kan Getta’, was taken into custody while he was working as a mason at a tourist hotel in Negombo.

“The suspect is now being questioned about his involvement in the robbery,” the Police headquarters said in a statement.
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  • Marikkar Sunday, 28 October 2012 05:09 PM

    This Guy looks very innocent. A politician might have promised a swift release!!!

    Saliya Wicks Sunday, 28 October 2012 09:29 PM

    Many are being caught means that finally none responsible will have been caught: This is the Sri Lankan method of criminal investigation. LOL.

    wickrama Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:29 PM

    Another drama directed by the directors of Banana Republic

    patriot Monday, 29 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Drama of the year. even suitable for a Oscar nomination via DM Android App

    Janaki Kalansuriya Monday, 29 October 2012 01:49 AM

    Interesting fact is that a man who has apparently robbed goods to the value of millions is working as a labourer. I wonder what the deal is. Like in so many other cases, until the public have consumed the details fed to them, there will be a hype and then soon forgotten and taken away from the public's gaze. Thereafter no one will know details of the alleged culprit. Any ideas about what's happening to the Major who bashed himself?

    Matalan Monday, 29 October 2012 03:54 AM

    Mendes - Upholding legacy of Portuguese, who plundered museums and decency for 200 years in Asia & S America.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 29 October 2012 04:11 AM

    When this robery took place, security system (Electronic Cameras) didnt work on that day.Hope you people can remember? That means he is not a ordinary Mason Bass. A super human with elcectronic & electric knowledge.

    Lalindra Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:22 PM

    This seem to be getting solved in bits and pieces.

    mamath Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:39 PM

    Just before a Cabinet Reshuffle? How coincident !

    TD Sunday, 28 October 2012 02:29 PM

    Great! And I believe he should be ordered to compensate for the damages done to the artifacts, maybe even by selling his own body parts!

    weha Sunday, 28 October 2012 02:51 PM

    Local Tiger Woods. wonder if there is some reality show where we can put enter him as a celebrity lookalike :P

    weha Sunday, 28 October 2012 02:53 PM

    Man what a story this has turned out to be.
    A bunch of nobodies managed to rob a secured museum and get away.
    Sounds like a Hollywood or more like a kollywood script

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 28 October 2012 02:50 PM

    Confusing news. Earlier this sme Police took some people and confirmed 100 p.c. that they are the culprits. Now telling some thing else.


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