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Phone of UNESCO Chief's husband robbed in Colombo

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A mobile phone worth over Rs. 45,000 belonging to the husband of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova had been stolen from at a five-star hotel in Colombo during her recent visit to Sri Lanka, police said.

However, the police arrested a suspect-a drug addict- from the Slave Island area yesterday in connection with the robbery.

The Fort Police launched an inquiry, after the husband of the UNESCO’s top officer lodged a complaint stating that his mobile phone had been robbed while he was at the swimming pool of the hotel with her wife on August 15.

After monitoring CCTV footage at the hotel, the police identified the suspect. After questioning the suspect, police found the mobile phone from a phone shop in Kotahena. The phone had been sold for Rs.200.

The shop owner was also arrested for possession of a stolen item. Police are investigating how the suspect entered the hotel premises despite private security being deployed at the hotel. (Indika Ramanayake)

 

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  • Cobra Tuesday, 06 September 2016 07:06 AM

    For a thief it doesn't matter who he robs!

    VoiceOfLanka Tuesday, 06 September 2016 08:20 AM

    Sri Lanka Tourism should insert this event in its brochures in addition to its unending rhymes of glory of the past.

    saman Tuesday, 06 September 2016 08:24 AM

    Our President Sira is bit of a thief too. Ask the Australian Feds!

    Kamal Tuesday, 06 September 2016 02:24 PM

    Obviously you are a disgruntled Ali Baba supporter...

    seqi Tuesday, 06 September 2016 04:22 PM

    the thief got robbed via DM Android App

    Ranjitdea Wednesday, 07 September 2016 04:17 AM

    There is no protection at all for tourist in Sri Lanka. Tourist get robbed in various forms daily by touts and 3 wheeler's around the 5 star hotels in Colombo


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