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At least two suspects in the Colombo Museum robbery case were arrested by the police in Piliyandala last night, together with some of the stolen items, police said. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana

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  • jenifer Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:24 AM

    Courts must implement middle east type punishments to deal with these wretched thieves

    youngster Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:40 AM

    Found the 'man-wanted' published in posters, promising Rs. one million reward?? Somebody from general public won it? or some inside trader got the privilege of spending it?

    WHABI Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:32 AM

    No matter how long a criminal evades the law, he can't hide like that forever.........This incident proves it well.

    Joel Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:43 AM

    GREAT JOB POLICE, AND DONT GIVE THEM BAIL, NO MATTER WHO CALLS.......

    janak Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:02 AM

    CHANDA PRATHIPALAYAK

    amara Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:48 AM

    RAJAKEEYA HORU!!!

    Nimal Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:57 AM

    Excellent. SL cops are a great bunch, if there be no political fingering.

    Chandle Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:29 AM

    Good thinking "Game Over". Your guess is probably right!

    Man Wanted Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:14 AM

    Golden sword recovered? Lament for the heritage.

    thusitha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:15 AM

    hA HA HA HA HA HA HA HE HE HE HE HE HOOOOOOO

    Silva Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:55 AM

    though the robbers were caught by police, it will take a lot more time to end the court case. By then, the heat of the event would be far gone and the punishment given appearing in a tiny article in some corner of the paper. No strong message of fear for reprisal will be given to the public.

    King Barnet Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:03 AM

    Don't bother. This is Lanka in the 'miracle'.

    palitha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:13 AM

    Congratulation to the Sri Lanka Police

    dhammika Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:24 AM

    congrat.....well done sl Police

    sizzler Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:26 AM

    The recovered stolen items are they real?

    IBNUABOO Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:58 AM

    from this theifs secrets of the robberies that still in mystery could be extracted if the police provide a good feast

    Anil Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:40 AM

    Well done police if they ARE the real culprits....... or are they psudo-culprits to protect 'high profile' real political culprits !!

    hawkins Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:46 AM

    well done police

    senavi Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:50 AM

    Look fishy. Why did they try o force a confession from a museum security officer

    Ha Ha Ha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:19 AM

    We need a parliament select committee to esure what was missing and recovered are same.
    Trust poice have given suffcient time to manufacture the replacements.

    citizen junior Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:35 PM

    Why dont you tell the Police and get that 1 million award

    ARJAY Tuesday, 21 August 2012 01:50 AM

    HAS TO MAKE SURE CAUGHT GOODS IS ORIGINAL OR FAKE SIMILARLY DUPLICATED ONE

    AND THE ROBBED IS A ANY POLITICALLY UNWANTED INNOCENT ????????????????

    Punchi Putha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 01:37 AM

    Hope they are the real culprits, if they are, the punishment should be meted out without any delay.

    Ranjit Tuesday, 21 August 2012 01:42 AM

    Lankawa ohoma thamai.

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:30 AM

    Very fishy indeed.

    CLIFFORD R. Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:17 AM

    WELL DONE POLICE! WAY TO GO!

    john Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:35 AM

    Once in away our police is capable to do a good thing

    Ayam Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:19 AM

    Give good punishment....if this politics is not there then our police is really good...

    Sgorakana Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:39 AM

    We Srilankan are very intelligent.

    Marikkar Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:37 AM

    We need finally to confirm the news by the law enforcing authorities, but truth!God knows best!

    randy Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:58 AM

    Who cares about these age old antiques? Before you go behind these kind of silly stuff, why not raid the brothels first?????

    ranil Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:14 AM

    Nice work cops. Make sure they dont get away with the help of mahajana niyojithayas.

    shiyam Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:28 AM

    They dont look like robbers! BTW
    where are the main artifacts?

    Tony Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:19 AM

    commendable work indeed.

    chanaka Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:33 AM

    Poor Beggers ????????

    Abilashan Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:48 AM

    Got to know that two suspects are WOMEN, great attempt but cudnt succeed.....

    Sh Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:42 AM

    Are they the real masterminds of this robberty? I doubt

    Kamani Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:45 AM

    BRAVO!

    Nihal D Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:27 AM

    Hip hip Hurra! for Illangakone and his staff.

    kalutaraboy Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:47 AM

    Well done Poilce and keep it up
    Just hang the people who did it and who bought the stolen good

    Prasannajit Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:30 AM

    Another tele drama?

    lalith Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:34 AM

    do they look like they can break into a museum n steal????

    Kautilya Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:25 AM

    May be another police Hoax

    Sam Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:22 AM

    Bravo cops! This assures that nobody gets away after committing crime in this land. Arresting culprits is just a matter of time.

    SudhuPancha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:54 AM

    they dont look like museum thieves to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rasa Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:29 AM

    Really great news!!! Thank you DM, for publishing it first and thank you police, for the great work done!!!

    Hash Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:02 AM

    Strange all these good stuff happeneds during the election days.

    John W. Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:47 AM

    The police team who uncovered this plot deserves a huge applause, for the great detective work done, and for regaining our historic treasures. You guys are the BEST!!!

    Game Over Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:05 AM

    Any minsters or PS members caught or linked?

    jaye Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:16 AM

    .......and to think of all the rumours that were made up over this incident!

    Lal.Fernando. Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:51 PM

    Great professional job done by the police.If these people are found guilty in a court of law, just hang them as they are no use to the society.

    John W. Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:18 AM

    Excellent police work by SL police! Must reward our Sherlocks at once!!!!!!

    Gane Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:09 AM

    he he he..............

    Sri Radharakshitha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:38 AM

    Hope the police recover the valuable stolen antiques!

    Len Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:47 AM

    Great job!! Now execute maximum possble punshments to culprits

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 21 August 2012 05:55 AM

    The question naturally arises: are they the "real" robbers and what they found in their possession, the "real" artefacts - because some time back the Museum Director said that what is exhibited are not the real ones but duplicates!

    SudhuPancha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:03 AM

    they r probably some petty thieves used as scapegoats!!!!!!!!!!! the whole country knows who stole them in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dalu Banda Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:02 PM

    It is very appropriate to sent to UK to have a carbon test to find the age of the remaining items like done Paahiyangala Skeleton . This will bring the lost public confidence back.

    vik Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:10 AM

    very true but that intelligence almost always is used for the wrong things!

    weha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:06 AM

    damn i thought we would get to see tiger woods !!

    Good Geek Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:13 AM

    The police should make sure that events of similar kind will not take place in the future and I don't think that these are the real culprits, How can these common people carry out a robbery like that when there are security systems and police officers in the premises 24/7

    Nitpicker Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:22 AM

    Nitpicking: once in a while

    Raaja passa Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:33 AM

    Carrot carrot


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