Museum theft: King’s sword still missingOctober 30, 2012, 12:00 pm
By Madura Ranwala
The Criminal Investig-ations Department, probing the National Museum theft, had been able to elicit from the main suspect, Lasange Priyantha Medis, where the other stolen items were, but they had failed to elicit any information on the most valuable stolen artifact, a sword used by a Sinhala king, The Island reliably learns.
When contacted, many of the senior police officers, who had briefed the media on the issue on a number of occasions in the past, claimed they did not know what actually had happened to the sword.
They dodged the issue by saying the case was being investigated by the CID.
A source said that the suspect had not divulged any information about the missing sword, but they hoped to recover it shortly.
When contacted, JHU Leader Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said that he had to study the case in detail. He added that he would be able to comment on the issue later by observing the future actions of the police.
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