Stolen award of Dr. Lester James Peries returned to his wife

Stolen award of Dr. Lester James Peries returned to his wife

Stolen award of Dr. Lester James Peries returned to his wife

Written by Keshala Dias

01 Jun, 2018 | 7:49 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Lifetime Award which was presented to late Dr. Lester James Peries at the 31st International Film Festival of India which was later stolen, was returned to his wife Sumitra Peries, today (June 1).

The award in question was reported missing along with a telephone on May 2, the day the final rites of Late Dr. Lester James was performed.

Thereafter the award was discovered inside a bus operating on the Kaduwela – Colpetty route after police was tipped about it by the driver and his assistant. Six people were arrested on the 7th of May, following an extensive investigation.

Five of the arrested were remanded and the others was released on Rs. 500,000 surety bail.

 

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