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A rare species of albino turtle claimed to be worth over Rs.35 million had been stolen from a private turtle hatchery and research centre Kosgoda last night.

The five year old turtle, weighing 9.5 kg and 60 cm in length and 35 cm in width is one of the four such white turtles housed at the center.

The owner of the Center C. Chandrasiri Abbrew said that there was heavy demand for the animal during the past six months and that when the workers had turned up this morning the turtle was missing.

The sanctuary has three more white turtles that are said to be very small with the one that has been stolen being the most valuable.

The Kosgoda Police are conducting investigations into the incident. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Human Monday, 16 December 2013 12:20 PM

    MR will not be happy with your comment. We should not say bad about our master Chinese

    Cobra Monday, 16 December 2013 01:53 PM

    No one in their right mind will steal these rare creatures just to sell them to Chinese restaurants.They are worth a lot of dollars and any foreign buyer will pay whatever is demanded for them and the thieves know know that. Anyway the caretakers should have been more vigilent.

    Perumal Monday, 16 December 2013 01:55 PM

    Turtle rights are more important than human rights

    sanju Monday, 16 December 2013 06:58 AM

    Check the Chinese !

    Suq Madique Monday, 16 December 2013 02:33 PM

    No. Chinese don't go for white meat! Must be at the same place the stolen museum treasures are.

    ANTON Monday, 16 December 2013 03:06 PM

    WHAT ABOUT ESTABLISHING A MINISTRY OF KIRI IBBO.

    bigfoot Monday, 16 December 2013 04:02 PM

    check out, the ministry may wel be existing!

    Anes Monday, 16 December 2013 08:46 AM

    yes check the Chiness !!! Most rogue and cunning pieces on earth

    Loka Gaynu-hora Monday, 16 December 2013 05:32 PM

    check with our most famous kelaniya chandiya and also with (dSilva) chandiya's places

    turtle fan Tuesday, 17 December 2013 05:59 AM

    its really sad.. I saw this turtle and have tons of pictures.. just can't understand why anyone would steal it.. well that hatchery should seriously have better security if the turtles are worth that much.. everything was opened if i remember correctly.. so silly..

    bigfoot Monday, 16 December 2013 10:05 AM

    By the way, is this stuff so costly.

    Rana Tuesday, 17 December 2013 06:05 AM

    This whole story is a scam..... The owners and their staff may be trying to create a sentimental value to the creature by creating this fake story.....

    saman Monday, 16 December 2013 07:16 PM

    Whole Sri Lanka is been looted from Tsunami to Museum robbery Kangetta. Await for more to loot.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 16 December 2013 10:34 AM

    One needs to find out if there is any Chinese Restaurant nearby!

    Ramesh Gunawardena Tuesday, 17 December 2013 12:00 AM

    Why NOT Police check all the houses of All MINISTERS, MP'S and PROVINCIAL & LOCAL AUTHORITY POLITICOS.

    FOR SURE, SOME POLITICO WILL BE BEHIND THIS INCIDENT AS WELL, AS IT IS THE TREND OF THE MIACLE OF ASIA...!!!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:05 AM

    "Yakada Malla Gullo gahana rate, Haal malla gena mona kathada?

    Rudimental Tuesday, 17 December 2013 01:08 AM

    This is a corrupt rogue country, so I would go straight to the top and check if it is in his pond at home.


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