Arrested for selling T20 ticket for Rs. 14,000

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A youth who sold a T20 World Cup match ticket worth Rs.1540 for Rs.14,000 via Facebook has been arrested in Wellawatte area, police said.

The suspect is a resident of Wellawatte.

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) is conducting further investigations into the incident, police said.
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  • smith Wednesday, 10 October 2012 02:19 PM

    useless case to handle

    Nina H Kamal Tuesday, 09 October 2012 05:43 AM

    Why T20 ticket when there is so many other essential commodities are overly priced and unaffordable to the poorest of poor!

    H.F. Tuesday, 09 October 2012 05:50 AM

    I'm sure this guy didnt force anyone to buy!! This is redeculuos... there are many more to be arrested in this case. The Rs.250/- worth ticket 'D Lower' (one which we bought via Internet) was also sold for Rs.6000/- - Rs.8000/-!! That's like 24 times of the amount!

    ja Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:23 AM

    this is not this poor boy's criminal. police should arrest the man who is stealing these ticket books. anyone can catch small little boys like this boy. police need to search for Sri Lanka Cricket panel guy who is stealing tons of tickets. these guys are standing in ques hole day and buying only 2 or 3 tickets. then selling it. people who have big posts in sri lanka selling 100s of tickets in black market price. try to catch them. not these poor boys. they can sell it. it's not illegal. those who stealing books of tickets is thieves.catch them plzz.

    silent whisper Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:41 AM

    While on my way to grounds, Guys were coming behind offering T20 tickets for various prices around Maligawatta and near Kettarama. That happened until 6.30 p.m. on Sunday.. Police would have arrested over hunderd of people who had sold T20 tickets for higher prices.

    sainath Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    police done good job........ via DM Android App

    Kabi Monday, 08 October 2012 12:10 PM

    What law did he violate here? Is this also like the arrest of three British University girls who were Gayl's guests and never violated any country law in Sri Lanka.

    sumithi Monday, 08 October 2012 12:07 PM

    Will it be illegal to sell , as its upto buyer to decide he is willing to pay that amount. The tickets are not connected with his ID number..Tickets for events are even auctioned in Ebay..
    There are many goods sold at hiked prices at shops..

    Angrybird Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    what will happen to the others who sold tickets through Facebook ........ ??? via DM Android App

    prasad Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:38 AM

    Exactly, What is wrong in that for police to arrest him?
    Then they should arrest all the stock brokers since they sell 10 rupee share for higher price!!

    Idiotic police... !!
    So where is the CCTV of Major's attack, why it is getting delayed?? If police is not to be blamed they should resolve all issues in timely manner.

    gamarala Monday, 08 October 2012 11:24 PM

    just tryna make a living

    The Devil wears Bata Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    so? via DM Android App

    facepalm Tuesday, 09 October 2012 11:22 AM

    Buying for a lower price, and selling for a higher price when the demand is high. IS PURE BUSINESS! someone teach them police some business. #failpolice

    amal Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:51 AM

    Simple economics of supply and demand. What is the crime committed? what law has he broken. Typical cops PLONKERS

    Thomas Monday, 08 October 2012 02:36 PM

    THERE IS NO PRICE CONTROL. DEPENDS ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND

    corrupt SL politician Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    WOW... yep that's pick on the poor boy who sold a couple of extra tickets he had.... and turn a blind eye on thousands of tickets sold on the black market by the police and other official morons... via DM Android App

    jenny Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    sorry for telling the truth so sad to say now they are finding this thing. via DM Android App

    mjm Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:57 AM

    hehe.. . if you got to the grounds in Maligawatte where they sold tickets, you find ample policemen selling tickets in black almost openly... anyone wants their numbers??

    Arun_Studbull Tuesday, 09 October 2012 04:04 AM

    When we we went to pallekale to watch the SLvsWI match Our own Sri lankan Police person came and said " Mallila tickets wadipura thibboth denna... godak kattiya nathuwa inne".... and in colombo they asked the People who had extra tickets to go to the top of the road (near David Peiris Show room, Maligawatte) and sell their extra tickets....

    Aiyooo Salliii.... :P :D

    liam Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:00 AM

    so what's the big deal... i buy a car i sell it for more,i buy a land i sell it for more,i buy a ticket i sell it for more.,,,, common guys take a break via DM Android App

    Jesus Monday, 08 October 2012 04:41 PM

    Must be minority....from Sri Lanka..police have so many things to do than catching this dude....sad


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