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13 January 2012 04:01 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A man who had allegedly stolen Rs.717 from a charity box placed at the Sambuddhaloka Viharaya in Colombo Fort was remanded till January 20 by a Colombo Court today.
Producing the suspect before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne, the Fort Police said that the suspect Muniyandi Mahalingam of Madulsima had taken part in the robbery with construction workers at the temple.
Police further said that a Buddhist monk had seen the incident and made a complaint with the police. It was reported that police were able to arrest the suspect while he was counting money.
Having considered the submissions, the Magistrate ordered that the suspect be remanded till January 20. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 5

  • Thomas Friday, 13 January 2012 04:09 PM

    Small fish? What about big fishes robbing the country's wealth?

    kaputakukula Saturday, 14 January 2012 05:59 AM

    He may have stolen the money for survival. After all that money was meant for charity.
    What about the white clads robbint the national coffer???

    Iro Saturday, 14 January 2012 08:47 AM

    Dear Muniyandi Mahalingam,

    You have robbed little money & it may be to feed your children..
    That's why you have to be arrested.
    So sorry gentleman. Try to do a big robbery with a politician.
    Wish you all the best.

    B.Fernando Saturday, 14 January 2012 02:17 PM

    What about those who rob the Country to bankruptcy? Sorry I forgot that they have immunity. This is lawless, corrupt “Banana Republic” (former democratic Sri Lanka).

    Ranmanike Sunday, 29 July 2012 11:41 AM

    Heard that the small fish used to live in America for 33 years and just come back either on holiday or to stay. Small or not, you don't steal and you don't steal from a temple.

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