(Lanka-e-News - 03.May.2018, 9.45PM) In Sri Lanka where the people vote for the very rogues who shamelessly say they will not apprehend the crooks and criminals , committing daylight robbery even in a funeral house is not a matter for surprise. This is precisely what happened on the day of the funeral of Sri Lanka’s film Industry doyen Dr. Lester James Peiris. Golden Peacock (Ranamayura) award he won had been stolen by rogues.
This precious award was won by Dr. Lester in 1965 as the best film director at the New Delhi cinema awards ceremony . This award was carefully preserved at his residence since the day he won it .
This award was an exhibit in the vicinity of the remains in the funeral house (photo herein depicts) when large crowds visited the funeral house.
The remains were taken out of the house to perform the Catholic funeral rites in the morning at 10.30 . It is when the family doctor was taking photographs of the remains , he had detected the Ranmayura award that was near the remains was missing. A complaint has been lodged with the Bambalapitiya police.
Meanwhile , the funeral proceedings of Dr. Lester James Peiris took place with full state honors at the Independence square , Colombo on the 2nd evening. A number of VIPs including president Pallewatte Gamarala, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe , ex president Mahinda Rajapakse , ministers,M.P.s and several actors and actresses of the old and new generation were present on the occasion.
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