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Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Aravinda De Silva yesterday in a complaint to the Police said his home at Pedris Road in Kollupitiya was burgled and cash including foreign currency worth Rs.5.1 million had been removed from his safe.


Police said according to the complaint, Aravinda De Silva had discovered the burglary on his return home after a trip abroad with his wife.  The robbed cash had been given to him by a friend for safe-keeping.


Mr. De Silva had said there were several servants in the house at the time he and his wife were away, Aravinda De Silva had complained.


Kollupitiya Police said they had recorded statements from the servants and that the investigations were continuing. (DS)

  Comments - 26

  • Ranatunga Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:23 PM

    Unfortunately government ministers did not come to know about it.

    jay weera Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:46 AM

    who had the safe combination ?

    namal Friday, 24 October 2014 10:57 AM

    who has 5.1m in cash at home? Has he not heard of a bank? Has the friend not heard of a bank?. I see this as a failure of the banks to educate people on advantages of banking

    ravi Friday, 24 October 2014 04:15 AM

    something fishy.... via DM Android App

    Jay Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:28 PM

    Burglar, you dirty sack..I appeal, give him money back..One of our best cricketers Sri Lak..I wish you all the best and good luck.

    Ranjith Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:04 PM

    Comments of some are appalling and they take everything as a joke. Aravinda did a great service to the country as a cricketer and he was instrumental in bringing 1996 world cup to Sri Lanka. Be grateful gentlemen and share his sorrow at this difficult time.We have no right to judge him instead be sympathetic.

    anura 1 Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:18 AM

    Bad luck Aravinda. Why did you keep that much money in the house at first place ? Did you do that to get away from tax man?

    george Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:16 AM

    Hope he gets all his money back

    BoxCat Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:12 AM

    I have no judgement !!

    Cobra Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:54 AM

    Why did he keep so much cash at home? Ask PBJ or Cabraal!!!

    Cobra Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:49 AM

    Ask PBJ and Cabraal why!!!

    buddika Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:37 PM

    Good move to avoid income tax payment

    Dr M.L.Najimudeen Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:23 PM

    Aravinda and Sri Lanka cricket cannot be separated. I hope he will get back the money soon

    ANTON Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:02 PM


    Sim Wednesday, 22 October 2014 04:29 PM

    How much foreign currency and who is the friend

    Nimal Wednesday, 22 October 2014 03:54 PM

    A Friend gave him cash for safe keeping ?? and why did Aravinda keep cash in the house other than bank or financial institute ??..........something wrong.

    hisneighbour Wednesday, 22 October 2014 02:15 PM

    Hahaha.. I wake up in the morning to wait till his gate opens to see that red beast aka ferrari parked inside. And 5.1 mil is peanuts for him.

    shiranee Wednesday, 22 October 2014 02:07 PM

    Am I thinking what you are thinking? Nah!!

    PANDULAC Wednesday, 22 October 2014 01:47 PM

    No CCTV @ home???? unbelievable while having such a big amount in cash

    Square Leg Wednesday, 22 October 2014 01:45 PM

    Easy Come - Easy Go.

    Square Leg Wednesday, 22 October 2014 01:42 PM

    Easy Come - Easy Go.

    Malik Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:43 PM

    If it is good money he will get if it is black money sorry.Every think happend for good.Next time you know what to do my friend.

    Henry Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:25 PM

    Sad to read the report, however being a reputed citizen Aravinda should have locked them in an Iron Safe [vault], or would have deposited them in any bank known to him.

    Honourable Lankan Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:16 PM

    How did he keep so much money at home? why not put in the Bank or give it as CHARITY

    Honourable Lankan Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:14 PM

    How did he keep so much money at home? why not put in the Bank or give it as CHARITY

    Max Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:09 PM

    I.hope he paid the appropriate income Tax on this money.

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