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* Employee who stole belongings of the deceased Sri Lankan expatriate worker arrested
Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 10:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 11, Colombo: Colombo Crime Division of Sri Lanka police has arrested an employee of the Ministry of External Affairs for stealing a gold necklace and several other valuables belonged to a deceased Sri Lankan migrant worker.

The valuable items were stolen at the Ministry of External Affairs after they were sent to the Consul Department of the Ministry by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea.

The Sri Lankan expatriate worker died in an accident in South Korea and his four and half pound weight gold necklace and other valuables were handed over to the postal division of the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea.

The suspected employee has received the package containing the dead worker's belongings with other packages at Katunayake airport on July 03 and handed over the items except the parcel with the valuable items to the Ministry on July 09.

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told media that the thief has sold the necklace for Rs. 196,000 to a goldsmith in Chettiyar Street in Colombo and thrown away the other items. The goldsmith has melted the necklace and made other items.

The wife of the expatriate worker went to the Ministry of External Affairs to collect the items belonged to her husband when the Ministry summoned her but found the valuables had been lost.

The Colombo Crimes Division began the investigation when the Secretary General of the Department of Consuls, Theja Gunatilleke, lodged a complaint with the police about the loss after the wife had had informed the official that she had not received the parcel containing her husbandís belongings.

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