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By Gandhya Senanayake

Rs 2.5 million reward has been put in place for any person who gives information that leads to the arrests of the armed gang that robbed a vehicle carrying Rs. 70 million to a private bank when the vehicle was passing through Peliyagoda, police spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online.

Any information regarding the robbery can be notified to the police through special telephone numbers – 011-2662311, 011-2662323, 011-2685151

On Friday morning an armed gang robbed a bank vehicle at gunpoint which was transporting cash to be deposited in bank teller machines. Six persons in bikes with weapons had stopped the vehicle in Thelangapatha, Peliyagoda and robbed the cash as well as the weapons of the security persons.

Five special police teams have been appointed to look in to the robbery according to the instructions of the IGP Mahinda Balasuriya. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • rosh Sunday, 26 September 2010 06:35 PM

    Does the doctor gamunu has anything to do with his share? This happened at his area

    Vinod Sunday, 26 September 2010 07:55 PM

    2.5 mil reward for information on the loss of 70mil is a joke... Its only 3% of the amount.

    tishan Sunday, 26 September 2010 10:43 PM

    In this area the bigest criminal is Mervin Silva.Ask him.

    Yohaan Perera Monday, 27 September 2010 02:09 AM

    How can 5 robbers escape on two motorbikes?,
    Yohaan

    Lalindra Monday, 27 September 2010 02:48 AM

    Banks have outsourced the cash transport to a private company.
    Bank is not liable for those transactions where the cash transporting company should look in to this.
    No loss to the bank

    chami Monday, 27 September 2010 03:01 AM

    It's great sadness if Dr. M hasn't played any role in this incident.

    nasir Monday, 27 September 2010 11:04 AM

    I can guess that these robbers have watched quite a load of latest action movies where they rob convoys and got very motivated...

    ajith Monday, 27 September 2010 04:53 AM

    Ask the Srilankan Robin hood living in that area.

    Taaro Monday, 27 September 2010 04:55 AM

    hey... good one Mr. Lankaputhra... i agree with the thired Doubt...

    Mohamed Fazmi Monday, 27 September 2010 05:03 AM

    ECONOMY IS BOOMING

    dutugamunu Sunday, 26 September 2010 10:20 AM

    2.5M for 70M seems like bagan to me

    slanan Sunday, 26 September 2010 11:09 AM

    WHAT HAPPEND TO MY LATE PAYMENT CHARGE........

    xlntgson Sunday, 26 September 2010 11:14 AM

    How many robbers were there and how would they divide that will this amount would entice anyone of them to defy their team spirit?

    Wasantha Sunday, 26 September 2010 11:23 AM

    The respective bank official should take the blame for unwise decision to send such a huge sum of money during night time. It should have been transported with a backup security vehicle during day time. However, If the bank had obtained a insurance coverage for "Cash In Transit" they should have been able to recover the loss. However, we would like to know, who will bear the cost of the reward worth Rs.2.5 million.? Bank or Police?

    me Sunday, 26 September 2010 12:16 PM

    i know the gangs......

    Ranjan Sunday, 26 September 2010 12:30 PM

    Surely it should the Bank. Police will never be having such a huge ammount to be given away.

    shantha selladurai Sunday, 26 September 2010 01:47 PM

    Obviously the insurance company will have to bear the loss , if the bank has complied with the terms and conditions in their policy. Considering the manner in which the cash was transported, route taken and the hours during which it was done, both parties were asking for trouble.

    Lal Sunday, 26 September 2010 01:57 PM

    Mervyn can solve this and get the money. Just let him know.

    Lal Sunday, 26 September 2010 01:59 PM

    the cash transporters will have to pay for this. They are heavily insured too. So, it;s insurance all the way, but not without a fight because of the deviation of the route.

    lankaputha Sunday, 26 September 2010 02:03 PM

    Doubt 1. The road they took is well known notorious,
    Doubt 2. Going via negambo road was the safest option.
    Doubt 3. It is the area where not even a Dengue mosquito should live with out the notice of King Dutugemunu

    Final Conclusion, 2.5 Million will be the bonus for Dr Gemunu for his acting.

    lankaputha Sunday, 26 September 2010 02:05 PM

    Are you saying this is the second part of the famous Tele drama happened in DutuGemunu's kingdom?

    bernard Sunday, 26 September 2010 03:51 PM

    This could be a well planned robbery with all involved including the driver, bank officials and police.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 26 September 2010 04:20 PM

    In a country where 50 million smackers is the going rate for a half-baked, idiotic MP; 70 million looks like peanuts - not worth following up with a reward.


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