The family home of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa located in Mount Lavinia, which is occupied by a relative, was robbed, police sources told the Colombo Gazette.
According to the police no one was in the house at the time thieves had broken in and stolen over Rs. 10 million worth of items.
The police said that a relative of the First Lady, Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe, is residing at the house but he was away at the time of the robbery.
Initial investigations revealed that jewelry and foreign currency worth over Rs. 4 million had been stolen by the thieves.
Finger prints have been taken from the house following the robbery and the Mount Lavinia police have launched a special investigation.
A separate team has also been appointed to probe the incident, police sources told the Colombo Gazette.
(Report by Indika Sri Aravinda for the Colombo Gazette)