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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 - 13:07
The owner of the stolen 5 billion rupees diamond identified, madush the mastermind behind the theft
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Police state that Kelum Indika aka Keluma, a member of a organized crime group will be detained under a court order for questioning in connection to the theft of the 5 billion rupees diamond.

On the November 5th last year,  thieves disguised as police officers forcibly entered the private residence of a gem merchant in Arawwala Pannipitiya, stealing the diamond from the house.the theft had taken place on the instruction of Makandure Madush who is being held in remand in Dubai.

on March 1st two suspects were arrested in peliyagoda in connection to the incident.

One suspect is a resident of Kurunduwatta in Ranala.

the other is a relative of the Makandure Madush , the organized crime gang leader,

Following interrogations, Peliyagoda divisional Crime Unit arrested the mastermind behind the robbery, 40-year old Kelum Indika , alias Keluma at a  house at Keselwatta, Panadura last night.

Police have also seized the diamond and cash totalling 15 million rupees that was in the suspects possession at the time of arrest.

Police media spokesman, Ruwan Gunesekera said that the owner of the diamond has identified the stolen gem.

It has been confirmed too that , the suspect Keluma over saw funeral arrangements for Madush’s father and had sent video footage of the funeral to Madush.

It has also been reported that this suspect hired a helicopter to have flowers delivered for the ceremony.

In addition, the suspect has allegedly spent the money to build a temple and renovate rural roads and bridges in his locality - Pitigala.

 
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