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Gold medalist remanded for robbery

19 November 2012 08:27 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former South Asian Games gold winning athlete Ranga Wimalawansa and a former Police Constable who were arrested for allegedly robbing Rs. four million from a Chinese national were remanded till November 29 by a Colombo Court.

Two suspects Ranga Wimalawansa and Sumith Weerasinghe a former constable were arrested by Kollupitiya police sequel to complaint lodged by a Chinese woman. During the incident which had taken place at Cameron Place in Kollupitiya on November 1, the suspect athlete had open fired into the air.

A pistol and a motor vehicle which were believed to have been used for the crime were also taken into police custody.

The Crime OIC of Kollupitiya police IP Kulasekara and Sub Inspector Roshan under the instructions of Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake, the Colombo Crimes Division Director SSP Ranaweera, and the OIC of Kollupitiya police CI Mangala Dehideniya conducted investigations. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 8

  • Game Man Monday, 19 November 2012 08:36 AM

    Damn Shame... he should be stripped of his medal if convicted. Where is Sri Lanka heading?

    Batalanda Ranil Monday, 19 November 2012 10:07 AM

    Another Gold for Sri Lanka. Hooray! Thats the way to go.You can always depend on our boys to bring us fame.

    sanath Monday, 19 November 2012 10:52 AM

    ' To Miracle of Aasia....Heeee...

    Kamal K Monday, 19 November 2012 01:26 PM

    Nice aney ! murders, robberies racing cars & red rain what else do u want in this country of ours

    BAPAR Monday, 19 November 2012 01:32 PM

    we should blame our self for this. if treat the gold medalist on the proper career he could bring more medals for plans no money for the need full people..

    richardson Monday, 19 November 2012 05:02 PM

    Athlete couldn't run fast enough to escape.

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 20 November 2012 01:03 AM

    What about a Gold Medal for robbery !

    citizen1 Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:24 AM

    This is the sad level to which our country has descened.

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