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The Colombo Chief Magistrate today sentenced a bogus job agent to 11 years rigorous imprisonment for cheating 11 foreign job seekers for a sum of Rs.880,000.

The Chief Magistrate Champa Janaki Rajaratna also ordered him to repay the monies immediately to the complainants or face a further 11 years in jail.

The suspect had collected Rs. 80,000 from each complainant in return to send them overseas for employment. (TFT)
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  • Friday, 05 March 2010 08:39 PM

    This is a very good lesson to all those who try to make a 'fast buck' illegally. Well done, Colombo's Chief Magistrate. I salute you!

    Friday, 05 March 2010 09:53 PM

    Why don't they name the individual, so that people will know.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 08:41 AM

    WELL DONE YOUR HONOUR,, MY BLESSING FROM CANADA..

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:47 PM

    How about a name?

    Friday, 05 March 2010 09:01 AM

    IF THE POLITICIANS WHO CHEAT US ARE SENTENCED LIKE THIS, THEIR YEARS 'AFTERLIFE' MAY ALSO BE NOT ENOUGH !

    Friday, 05 March 2010 09:09 AM

    Judgement is a good lesson to those who cheated general public and rob their money keeping false promises.Magistrate has given an appropriate judgement in the offense which is highly required at this hour to control misdeeds take place in the society which have brought an enormouse hardship to the peopls.

    Saturday, 06 March 2010 01:05 AM

    Job agents cheat applicants only but politicians cheat the whole nation including their family members. You are very correct.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 09:31 AM

    Let all wrongdoers be punished, if not by the Courts, then by GOD.

    Saturday, 06 March 2010 02:16 AM

    well done at last they are starting to clean these bogus so called "Job Agencies" my warm wishes from Australia!! hope to see a better Sri Lanka in the Future.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 10:03 AM

    what about those politicians who robbed billions of public money??i never heard that ay politicians has been sentenced in court

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:12 AM

    Is there anyway we can get similar orders delivered to our cheating politicoes.??

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:12 AM

    Well Done!! I hope we can catch all these bogus job agents in the near future!

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:32 AM

    Wow! The Hon. Magistrate is really on fire these days. Fantastically fabulous. May you have the blessings of all to carry out with your meritorious acts in the same vein.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:38 AM

    Bravo Lady Magistrate. SL need more people like you.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:46 AM

    Good punishment Madam, we need your valuable services forever in this country. I am sure infuture, no Foreign Employkment Agencies operating illegally will not crop up. thanks madam once again.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:59 AM

    An appropriate sentence for a terrible crime. These charlatans should be hounded out to make room for the genuine job agents who do a wonderful service..

    Friday, 05 March 2010 12:15 PM

    ....Unemployed... at least a Bogus Job Please....!

    Friday, 05 March 2010 12:19 PM

    Well Done...

    Friday, 05 March 2010 12:29 PM

    like this judgemnt is highly required for our country to control such a cheating.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 02:02 PM

    Sri Lankan authorities are good at punishing the poor guys, how many master cheaters are out in town ? what happened to
    4 billion Inland revenue fraud ?

    Friday, 05 March 2010 02:11 PM

    The Job Agent has swindled a mere Rs880000, ONLY, WHAT ABOUT SENTENCING OUR VAT SCAM, 10% TO MINIMUM 100 YEARS JAIL SENTENCE, ALSO SENDING TSUNAMI MONEY ROBBERS TO HELL FOR EVER?

    Friday, 05 March 2010 03:19 PM

    good punishment, there is a minister and his officials too were involved in similar crime, take them too to the book.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 03:24 PM

    What about all the bogus politicians who cheat thecountry daily for millions ?Istn't there a a trail for them.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 04:32 PM

    Why isn't the agent's name mentioned? I beleive that the public has a right to have this information, since he has already been found guilty.


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