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The suspect taken into custody in connection with a failed robbery at a private bank in the Panadura town, had stated that he was a medical student at the Moscow University and that he resorted to robbery to find money for his fees, the Police said.

The 35-year-old suspect, who entered bank had allegedly handed to the lady cashier at the counter a bank slip written on its back that he was in possession of a revolver and that he would shoot if she raised cries or activated the alarm and robbed her of cash Rs. 500,000.

However, when he was running away with the cash a Police constable on traffic duty on the Galle Road gave chase and caught him.
Investigations revealed that he was not in possession of any weapon.

The suspect had been produced before the Panadura Magistrate and was detained for two days for further interrogation. 

OIC Crimes Branch Nishantha Kumara is conducting investigations on the instructions of HQI Panadura Police Jagath Samarasinghe. (Indika Manoj Cooray)
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  • OMG Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:53 PM

    This guy already has the qualification to become a private hospital doctor.

    Dee Friday, 02 October 2015 01:06 PM

    Too bad he was not funded by the brotherhood.

    Vaniceno Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:56 PM

    How dare he pursue paid education? In Sri Lanka we have free education and that should be protected. The rich getting richer! Even if it keeps our country poor, support free education or none!

    Sarath Friday, 02 October 2015 06:32 PM

    Many doctors who do their degree in Sri Lanka do it already - robbing/exploitng thepatients. GMOA does similar threats to the govt.

    Sarath Friday, 02 October 2015 06:34 PM

    Following Wijeweera

    horrible Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:26 PM

    From Russia with love.

    Truth Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:28 PM

    Mohan Bandara Sunday, 04 October 2015 06:33 AM

    Sampath Bank please fund this poor soul if you are a genuine bank which helps people !

    Newton Jayawardane Saturday, 03 October 2015 02:30 PM

    No way. He must go to jail not back to the medical college agin. I cannot imagine what he would do as a doctor!

    Sincere Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:29 PM

    Alas! What was the ultimate purpose of his 13 or 14 years of school education. What has he ultimately gained? Zero!

    Upul Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:02 PM

    Why did he run?

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:40 PM

    An awesome declaration! !! Can the ministry of higher education support his determined goal? Subject to legitimate verification.

    lankaman Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:41 PM

    doing a medical degree at 35? Late bloomer i guess, but bloomed for the wrong reason

    lankaman Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:41 PM

    doing a medical degree at 35? Late bloomer i guess, but bloomed for the wrong reason

    Azmath Buhar Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:50 PM

    Why do you want to go for Moscow University, when we have free education here is our Mother Land.

    Costa Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:53 PM

    Robbing a bank or threatening with violence are two most worst offences. What next supposing you got your degree and became a dostara then you start robbing innocent patients.

    Dee Thursday, 01 October 2015 04:15 PM

    Can imagine the calibre of doctors which come from these institutions. BTW the Note is written on the face of the slip and not on the back. Pathetic guys. The public should e made aware of these crimibals and theur fces shown in media.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 01 October 2015 04:18 PM

    This statement is made to gain sympathy. At a mature age of 35 years, if this guy thinks that it takes robbing to become a doctor, nobody would like to go for treatment for this type of a character, because he would have the same frame of mind when treating patients. does not know what is ethical, honest and principled.

    annoyed Thursday, 01 October 2015 04:23 PM

    At any cost become a dr. Typical SL mentality. Perhaps seed is cultivated during Grade-5 schol child abuse point.

    ANTON Thursday, 01 October 2015 04:32 PM

    I DO NOT TAKE RUSSIAN MEDICAL DEGREES, EVEN IF THEY GIVE FREE OF CHARGE.

    simon Thursday, 01 October 2015 04:34 PM

    His explanation is only good for people with no brains !

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 01 October 2015 04:44 PM

    Truly a leadership issue. All what he saw was robbing at all levels , very unfortunately

    srilankan Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:00 PM

    an honest hora!!!!

    ANTON Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:05 PM

    FROM RUSSIAN UNIVERSITY TO WALIKADA PRISON....... FOR PRACTICAL EXPERIMENTS.

    ram Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:08 PM

    poor man,this is the high time to rob millions of rupees from patients after medical degree. He misunderstood the concept of medical theory.

    Fleeced Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:33 PM

    BuffaloaCitizen you seem to think doctors do not rob. But they do my son by way of commissions. It is part of the trade.


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