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The touring Sri Lankan cricket team was left stumped when thieves stole £700 worth of petrol from their team coach following their three day match against Middlesex at Uxbridge this week.

The team had been based at the Heathrow Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Stockley Road, West Drayton.

Anura Tennakoon, Sri Lanka's team manager, confirmed to the Gazette that the theft was discovered on Tuesday, when the team were checking out of the hotel.

He said: "Yes we did suffer a theft of petrol from the coach, it was around £700 worth”.

"However it has not upset our plans at all, the problem was quickly resolved and the coach company is dealing with it."

Mr Tennakoon did not confirm to the Gazette which coach company the team uses, but added that the crime was logged with the police.

  Comments - 23

  • shace Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:10 PM

    petrol is like gold dust in UK 1 litre petrol is £1.42

    ajith Friday, 20 May 2011 12:17 PM

    This is what happen when they give refugee status to beggars.
    So live with the headache dear Brits.

    Siva Friday, 20 May 2011 11:13 AM

    It is an inside job to claim insurance

    mike Friday, 20 May 2011 09:32 AM

    miracle of europe!!

    Gauz Friday, 20 May 2011 06:10 AM

    Hmm. LTTEs are active everywhere where Sri Lankans go!!!!. Must be an LTTE element behind this....???

    zorro Friday, 20 May 2011 05:50 AM

    i think too, because otherwise I never heard of such thing before!

    Black Mamba Friday, 20 May 2011 04:11 AM

    It could be a warning not to be complacent.

    Krushnar Thursday, 19 May 2011 11:55 PM

    UKs good treatment to the guests

    BANDULA Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:56 PM

    They didnt pay for the petrol so what is the fuss?

    Kaslana Thursday, 19 May 2011 09:00 PM

    Was any of our parliamentarians in the proximity of this coach?

    Sakalabujan Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:44 PM

    definitely done by some sri lankans in UK

    Jennovi Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:18 PM

    First VIP thieves in collaboration with Indian mafia stole their world cup. now its petrol!. what Next ? Their salaries??

    captain fool Thursday, 19 May 2011 04:02 PM

    Match fixing is over. Now they are into petrol-fixing. You can bet on our boys to make money somehow.

    kalinga Thursday, 19 May 2011 05:46 PM

    A very Sri lankan theft. Goes to whaw the difficulties the Englanders are experiencing at the moment.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Thursday, 19 May 2011 05:45 PM

    Hon.Sports Minister,What you got to say about this. Is it biased,flawed and unacceptable?

    GanjaRabbit Thursday, 19 May 2011 05:18 PM

    a petrol

    freehit Thursday, 19 May 2011 05:12 PM

    700 Pounds worth of petrol ? My goodness ! The coach must be doing GALLONS to the MILE, and not the other way round !

    MagodisThuma Thursday, 19 May 2011 04:31 PM

    Fortunately Coach was not loaded with a Time Bomb !.

    Bumba Thursday, 19 May 2011 04:40 PM


    Concerned Thursday, 19 May 2011 04:38 PM

    CPC seems to be much better!

    Mervin Thursday, 19 May 2011 04:28 PM

    our Petroleum Storage Terminal advices have gone to UK also?

    KD Thursday, 19 May 2011 04:17 PM

    diaspora dirtiness no doubt.

    Anura Gunawardane Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:53 PM

    heheheh, are they really in united Kingdom

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