Oct 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka police announced that the main suspect of the burglary at the country's National Museum in Colombo was arrested.
Police Criminal Investigation Department has arrested him as he was working as a mason in a tourist hotel in Negombo in the Western Province.
Following the posting of the suspect's sketch in media and announcing a cash reward of 500,000 rupees for information leading to his whereabouts, the police had received a number of tips on the suspect.
The suspect is identified as Lansage Priyantha Mendis, a resident of Siyambalape.
In August, the Police arrested four suspects of the burglary at the country's National Museum in Colombo while conducting investigations into the arrest of the main suspect.
A group robbed broke into the National Museum on March 17 and stole historically valuable artifacts including gold plated short swords, gold coins, silver coins, bejeweled gold ring, gem-encrusted walking stick, gold waist belt and a silver sword among others.