An opposition member of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) had stolen the CMC Mace this morning, Colombo Mayor A.J.M Muzamil said.
The Mayor said he could not immediately identify the culprit but said that he ran away with the Mace during the CMC session.
He said that the police have now arrived at the scene and are investigating the incident.
UPDATE: The Mace was later found in the vehicle of a UPFA member by the police.
Muzamil said that the CMC is considering suspending the UPFA member from the council over the incident.