Presidential flag thief surrenders


The person, who posted a video on social media, using the President’s official flag as a bed sheet, had surrendered to the Dam Street Police Station through a lawyer on Friday (29).

The suspect had been identified as a 54-year-old Colombo Port security officer who resides in Malabe. 

Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the suspect will be questioned at length regarding the incident.

The flag was stolen by this suspect when he entered the President’s House on 9 July, after protesters occupied it, Police said.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi