COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lankan police on Saturday said they had recovered a stolen diamond worth $13,600 that was swallowed by a Chinese man at a gem exhibition after he was administered a dose of laxatives. The 32-year-old man swallowed the 1.5-carat diamond when he was standing on Wednesday at a stall at Sri Lanka’s annual gem and jewellery show in the capital Colombo. “He passed the stone this afternoon... and the evidence is now with gem experts,” police spokesman Ajith Rohana said, adding a judge had visited the suspect in hospital on Thursday and remanded him in custody on theft charges. The man swallowed the diamond valued at $13,600 while showing interest in buying gems from the exhibition stall.