Police announced that the Chief Suspect of the theft at the Colombo National Museum has been arrested.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody stated that a group of officers of the CID had arrested the Chief suspect Lansage Priyantha in Negombo last night.
Several valuable artefacts including a sword at the National Museum were stolen on the 16th of March.
In investigations that followed parts of a sword and a ring of which gems had been removed were found from Piliyandala.
3 suspects including 2 women were arrested and were identified as residents of Gonawala in Kelaniya.
Later on the police offered a cash reward of 500 thousand Rupees for anyone who would provide credible information regarding the chief suspect Lansage Priyantha.