Tamil jewellery shop in Colombo burgled

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 January 2011, 10:47 GMT]
A jewellery shop located close to a police station along busy Galle Road in Wellawatte was burgled by a gang of unidentified persons Tuesday morning. The owner of the jewelry shop is a Tamil person. Initial investigations revealed that the value of the jewellery robbed could be estimated to the tune of several hundred thousands of rupees, Police said. The Tamil business community in the Wellawatte area is highly perturbed over the day time robbery carried out by a gang in a busy area watched by recently installed detective cameras by the Sri Lankan defense ministry.

Recently Jewellers Association of Cheddiyaar Street in Colombo held a reception to Defense Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse and paid glowing tribute to him for safeguarding their industry by taking prompt action against such robbery and extortion. The association also donated a sum of money to a project proposed by Mr. Gotabhaya.


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