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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Second major robbery in recent weeks in Sri Lanka's coastal town
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 09:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Colombo: In a wave of massive robberies in Sri Lanka, six armed men broke into a jewelry store and a money changer in the Negombo town Thursday and robbed jewelry and cash estimated to be worth around Rs 10 million.

The robbers armed with one T-56 assault rifle and pistols were wearing jackets and helmets and escaped on motorcycles without being caught.

The robbery took place around 7.30 pm Thursday just as the shop was being closed for the day and cash was being placed inside safes, local media reported.

The CCTV video footage of the robbery released to the media by the police showed the robbers threatening the staff members of the shop and customers with firearms.

This is the second such robbery in Negombo town and the 12th multimillion-robbery in the island in the recent months.

Negombo police are investigating the robbery.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Motor accidents cost the country Rs. 130 billion annually - police
-- [1 hour and 15 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Health Minister's cannabis cultivation idea gains momentum
Japanese Embassy clarifies position on foreign judges in Sri Lanka
Japanese support of Rs. 32 million to uplift agriculture and fisheries industry in Sri Lanka
Special island wide police operation makes 2,879 arrests
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrates 69th birthday today
Cost of Living Committee grants approval to increase milk powder prices
Sri Lankan President heads home after successful tour in Pakistan
Government Analyst to examine the Dambulla food processing factory after toxic fumes killed two workers
Lanka IOC raise fuel prices

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.