The brother of a Galle district parliamentarian and three others were arrested by the Habaraduwa police for their alleged involvement in a series of robberies in the south.
A soldier and two army deserters were the others in the gang. Police said the gang was responsible for robberies in the Ambalangoda, Ahangama, Akmeemana, Weligama, Poddala , Habaraduwa and Galle areas. During investigations police recovered 21 gold chains allegedly robbed by them.
A senior police official said the modus operandi of the gang was to paste a sticker with forged registration number on the number plate of the motorcycle used for a robbery and to remove it immediately after fleeing the scene. (D.G Sugathapala)
WHERE THERE IS A UNLAWFUL ACT , THERE IS A POLITICO.
Reader Sunday, 06 October 2013 01:49 PM
Not a news item. A daily occurance.
Thomas Sunday, 06 October 2013 02:09 PM
MPs rob the people who voted him in and their kith and kin rob individuals What a country we live in
MagodisThuma Sunday, 06 October 2013 02:22 PM
No evidence against his brother !
Grace Sunday, 06 October 2013 03:05 PM
The snatch thieves have high opportunities to become law makers.
Don Sunday, 06 October 2013 03:25 PM
Calibre of the parlimentarian stock !
haa hoo Sunday, 06 October 2013 10:31 PM
Anyone knows who the politician is. PA/UNP/JVP??
Rohan1 Sunday, 06 October 2013 11:23 PM
Well, some [elected ones and their cronies] rob legally when people are well awake, but they are not guilty. When, the 'robbers' do it, they are named and shamed. Can anyone ask Dr. Silva how exactly he amassed his wealth? That goes to the Kurakkan Brothers as well. By the way, what happened the massive amount of cash and gold that was captured in Vanni in March 2009?
lankan Sunday, 06 October 2013 11:47 PM
Nothing new in Sri Lanka !
jjk Monday, 07 October 2013 12:41 AM
MPs are robing the poor and the vulnerables but this case is not bad at least they are after the people who can still keep the gold at home
Andrew Pitugala Monday, 07 October 2013 05:58 AM
Not surprising is it? when brothers are Treasury looters.
dias Monday, 07 October 2013 06:58 AM
Innocent brother, Political motive, no evidence. please release him, he is a desapremiyek.
investigator Monday, 07 October 2013 11:54 AM
brother do it secretly,he do it openly.
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 07 October 2013 12:07 PM
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