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By Gandhya Senanayake

A prospective groom who has collected more than one million rupees from a teacher stating the money was necessary to prepare visas to move to the US after marriage has been taken into custody by the police.

The suspect who had answered a marriage proposal advertisement in a local paper had shown interest in the victim and had convinced her that the money was necessary to go abroad after marriage.

The teacher had then handed over the money to the suspect in a bank and the transaction was recorded on the bank’s security cameras.

The suspect had thereafter requested another six lakhs as well as her car. After growing suspicious when the car was not returned, the victim had informed her brother who was overseas.

The brother of the victim had then returned to Sri Lanka and found out details of the fraudulent suspect and then notified the Fraud Investigation Bureau. After investigations were carried out, the suspect, who is a father of three, was taken into custody in Marawila. 

It is reported when questioned regarding the fraudulent activities of the suspect, he had reportedly told the arresting officer that this was his profession. The suspect is a fraudster in Marawila and known by his alias “Pacha Gune” in the area. Further investigations are being carried out by the Unit six of the Fraud Bureau. (Daily Mirror online)  

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  • Podi Guru Sunday, 08 August 2010 09:52 AM

    What does anyone expect when many marriages are arranged through proposals in the newspaper? If the victim was a teacher, she should have been suspicious and she should probably not be teaching young children.

    suwimal Monday, 09 August 2010 06:19 AM

    What if it is legalised that either party in a marriage has the right to insist on Fraud Investigation Bureau clearance for the other.

    Oscar Monday, 09 August 2010 08:37 AM

    This is a Sakvithi Family !!! Train the Trainer

    Senanayakefan Monday, 09 August 2010 09:04 AM

    I like the Con man's photo

    Girigoris Sunday, 08 August 2010 02:08 AM

    Reading the "Dailymirror" breaking news column, fraud seems to a common occurrence in Sri Lanka at present. This is because there are frauds at all levels in Sri Lanka today. This has to be checked soon before it is too late.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 08 August 2010 02:21 AM

    So many conmen and fraudsters in the country nowadays. Bad examples set by the politicians.

    citizen1 Sunday, 08 August 2010 02:23 AM

    'New Sri Lankan Culture' emerging.

    AAn Balan Sunday, 08 August 2010 03:59 AM

    This type of fraud can be prevented by suitable regualations in adverstisements. There are so many victims due to the fault of the media. media has a great responsibility in protecting the public.

    Edwardo Baltazar Sunday, 08 August 2010 04:56 AM

    Sri Lanknak is becoming the kingdom of cons........hahahhah

    Mathan Sunday, 08 August 2010 05:18 AM

    Eligible bachelors are dead or they have left the country due to war or other reasons. It is a similar to post world war II.

    Kevin Sunday, 08 August 2010 06:15 AM

    What a naive teacher !

    Murshid Sunday, 08 August 2010 06:16 AM

    very soon we will be the"" Wonder of Asia""" in conning from top to bottom.......ha........ha...........ha...............ha.....

    K.L Sunday, 08 August 2010 06:22 AM

    innovative professions and better solution to unemployment.

    Devamithra Sunday, 08 August 2010 06:55 AM

    There may be more silent victims, too embarrassed to come forward.

    sanu Sunday, 08 August 2010 07:37 AM

    well said

    dagobert Monday, 09 August 2010 04:41 AM

    Con men everywhere................
    They were in every bank through Lehman Brothers & bear Stears..... Many influential people got duped.

    This is also a very old Profession like Prostitution.

    Mushi Sunday, 08 August 2010 09:16 AM

    Wow, Teachers have millions and car all. What a luxury life! I thought, teachers suffer finance problems and that is why demand salary increase etc.. Working half a day during the week and living millionaire's life. Thanks to the former education minister Richard Pathirana who said, teachers' lives should be upgraded as they are the stepping stone who guide people to higher earning professions.


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