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Friday, 04 May 2018 - 13:19
Colombo Crime Division takes over probe on missing award of late Dr. Lester
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The Colombo Crime Division has been tasked with assisting the investigation which is being carried out to locate the missing Golden Peacock or 'Ranamayura' award of late Dr. Lester James Peries.
 
The probe is conducted under the supervision of a DIG.
 
The award was reported missing from the residence of the veteran filmmaker.
 
Police believe someone had taken away the valuable piece when the funeral activities were taking place at the residence on Wednesday (May 02).
 
Police said that video footage was analyzed in an attempt to identify the suspects.
 
However, at this stage, no one is identified.
 
He was awarded the Golden Peacock award in 1965 for Gamperaliya and the veteran filmmaker was awarded the lifetime felicitation award in 2000.
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