Police probe underway to locate late Dr. Peiris’ award

Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 10:11

Police have commenced an investigation to identify the perpetrator who had robbed a precious award from the residence of the late legendary cinematographer Dr. Lester James Peiris, yesterday (May 02).
The missing award has been identified as the Ranamayura award, awarded to Dr. Peiris at the New Delhi Film festival in 1965 for his film Gampereliya.
Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that a complaint on this had been lodged at Bambalapitiya Police and investigations are underway by previewing video footage.
According to the complaint, the award may have been lifted when the religious observances were taking place at his Thimbirigasyaya residence before the cortege left there.