Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka President's cameraman dismissed for shoplifting
Sun, Dec 22, 2013, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President's Media Unit has dismissed a video cameraman of the unit as punishment for shoplifting a camera from a duty free shop at the Dubai airport, local media reported.

The sacked cameraman of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's media unit was part of the President's entourage on his recent trip to Africa where the President participated in the funeral services of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and 50th Independence Day celebrations in Kenya.

The cameraman was reportedly caught when he was trying to steal a camera worth Rs. 400,000 at Dubai Airport. The shop employees have observed the theft and it was also recorded in the shop's security camera.

However, the shop employees have released the cameraman with a warning when the cameraman introduced himself as an official of Sri Lanka President's media unit.

He was soon sacked following his return to country, an official of the President's Media Unit said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka police obtain 40 Interpol red notices on suspected LTTE operatives
-- [43 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka opposition MPs attacked at new airport in South
-- [1 hour and 14 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan health authorities warn people not to purchase medicine through the internet
-- [1 hour and 52 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan public asked to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities
-- [4 hours ago]
Lot can be learnt from Sri Lanka's experience with non-state actors - Defense secretary
-- [7 hours ago]
US is looking to resume a 'more comprehensive' military relationship with Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Apex court in India rejects plea to probe Indian army's involvement in Sri Lanka war
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Chief Prelate threatens to launch protest over government failure to amend land laws
-- [9 hours ago]
Governing party of Sri Lanka unlikely to take action against members voted against local government budgets
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's main opposition prepares for Uva Provincial Council election
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.