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Belongings worth about rupees four hundred and fifty thousand was allegedly robbed from a Swiss couple while strolling along the road around Kandy Lake on Friday night by a gang who had fled after the robbery.

This robbery had taken place around 10pm, and the police suspect the alleged robbers could have been drug addicts.
Kandy police are conducting further investigations. (J.A.L. Jayasingha)
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  • mike Monday, 22 July 2013 04:59 AM

    at 2200 hrs if u walk in uk u get robbed /raped & killed. same in us where over 17000 murders (fbi) a year. any place which is dark isolated at that time u are vulnerable. don't be a frog in da well. govt cannot monitor every 100m on the road.

    Machang Monday, 22 July 2013 04:57 AM

    So these things should be very seriously investigated before provide them with the Police Report. There are so many false claims

    R.R Rohan. Monday, 22 July 2013 10:26 AM

    its like winning the war and loosing the peace. what a nation it has become, people were having high hopes that this country will prosper, it looks like the hope is only for the corrupted politicians.

    Porky Pig Sunday, 21 July 2013 05:55 PM

    Why does the Sri Lanka government and the "so called patriots" get upset when travel warning are issued. I being a Sri Lankan do not walk at night, specially after 2200hrs in Colombo.

    lankanboy Sunday, 21 July 2013 06:02 PM

    There are cases where tourist cook up stories to claim insurances. What they need is only police report to claim insurance. So police must be informed of this behaviour as well.

    meenavan Sunday, 21 July 2013 06:45 PM

    Oh...tourist robbed in sacred city...strange

    osanda Monday, 22 July 2013 06:22 AM

    Read the news properly, it belongings not cash. even if you lose two smart phones, prize would come up to half of that.

    Porky Pig Monday, 22 July 2013 07:20 AM

    Lived in Japan for over 20 years and you can walk anywhere at any time. Even women are safe. No murders or mugging.

    Sim Monday, 22 July 2013 07:18 AM

    In Sri Lanka there are no snatch thieves, drug addicts, rapists and all foreign tourists are liars. Sri Lankans are discplined . Paradise of the world.

    sad lankan Monday, 22 July 2013 01:52 AM

    Sad but true... Sri Lanka is not what it used too be.

    da Monday, 22 July 2013 01:55 AM

    BEtter be careful when yr visiting

    Grace Monday, 22 July 2013 01:51 AM

    This kinds of incidents will have a great negative impact on tourism.

    Premalal Monday, 22 July 2013 02:29 AM

    Don't judge others by your standards. Please wait for the police investigations..

    Gobbaya Monday, 22 July 2013 03:06 AM

    This Happens all around the world.But Sri lanka as a tourists destination we all should take responsibilities not to happen this anymore.

    Kandy Monday, 22 July 2013 07:57 AM

    Police should ensure the public safety.

    jacoob Monday, 22 July 2013 03:21 AM

    so lankaboy , you did not rob them and you are 100% sure their's is a false claim just like the CH4 affair ??

    george Monday, 22 July 2013 03:30 AM

    What is so sacred about this city full of pimps and prostitutes and drug dealers and users and political crooks?
    Oh yes, the Temple of the Tooth. Only that.

    len Tuesday, 23 July 2013 01:41 AM

    Number one tourist destination in the world.

    Sammy Monday, 22 July 2013 04:20 AM

    Tourists should be informed not to stroll about in lonely places, whether with belongings or not because the risk of rape cannot be counted out.

    chintha Monday, 22 July 2013 04:46 AM

    can't blame the small level players now, when some politicos openly disclose about their helicopters bought from robbed money, this is simply a minor matter.

    GC Monday, 22 July 2013 04:48 AM

    I think you are generalising everybody because of some crook you knew about.
    However, I wonder why two visibly identifiable foreigners should carry so much of cash so late in the night and stroll around the lake. Something perplexing.

    Machang Monday, 22 July 2013 04:54 AM

    Sometimes with the Police Report they can claim the money when they get back.. So next thing is how far we can believe this. There are safety lockers in any hotel.


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