Special unit to track fake VIP’s

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Police today said a special unit had been established under the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to nab people who swindled people and abusing property posing off as VIP’s in the government.

Police Headquarters said a least 15 such suspects were arrested this year for using the name of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.

Some of them had deceived people by promising them jobs in ports, airports and Highways Ministry.

A 31-year-old person in Nelumdeniya was arrested by the SIU for sending a forged document to the State Timber Corporation Chairman using the signature, letter head and official seal of President Rajapaksa, to obtain a job for a security officer.

Police also found such forged documents in his possession at the time of his arrest. He had earlier attempted to obtain a job as a security officer at the Department of National Museums by committing a similar offence.

A printer, scanner and letter heads were also recovered during a raid at his home in the Othnapitiya area in Nelumdeniya. (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 17

  • N K Ratnam Friday, 27 July 2012 03:40 PM

    How dare a faker takes away from real the VVIPs, their exclusive right to swindle people?

    Lankan Likke Friday, 27 July 2012 05:43 PM

    Waw.. Good job ... Police / SIU ...... waw... Media Good Job....
    WHY HELL DONT U FEEL
    this Gendle man need the job , OK , GIVE him the post , HE DOESNT ASK A POST IN MINISTER, ONLY security officer,
    SO CALLED GOVERNMENT HAVING many ministers by forge they winn,

    Shamal Friday, 27 July 2012 03:45 AM

    Also track the fake VIPs who drive SUVs on the road who are a public nuisance and a danger to all motorist and pedestrians, honking, with headlights on and bullying the public.

    lion Friday, 27 July 2012 08:27 AM

    You should nab the false VIPs driving around with false Police an VIP signs on their windscreens also

    Cynic Friday, 27 July 2012 04:23 AM

    I think all these uneducated, uncouth so called VIPs are fakes.

    Alex Friday, 27 July 2012 04:20 AM

    Fake or real, all the so called VIP's in this country are a curse to the nation

    Nodrog Friday, 27 July 2012 04:56 AM

    VIP = Very Ignorant Persons

    Rom Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:40 PM

    Why not The so called VIP's them self?

    Deepani Gamage Friday, 27 July 2012 05:51 AM

    Can we get the contact number or email address of this UNIT to repot such cases.
    Good move very much appreciated.
    Deepani

    Amarapala Friday, 27 July 2012 05:56 AM

    Socialist countries do not have VIP

    senavi Friday, 27 July 2012 01:02 PM

    How dare they do real VIP tasks

    lover Saturday, 28 July 2012 06:02 AM

    can i get ur number so that i can sms u the UNIT number.....

    Minister Friday, 27 July 2012 06:33 AM

    Will this include the VIP's and their kith and kin running guest houses too?

    garawiG Friday, 27 July 2012 01:17 PM

    I think you need to track first the 'real'VIPs as they are the ones break the law and kill innocent pedastrians.

    Appuhamy Friday, 27 July 2012 06:44 AM

    Track them all......

    gona Friday, 27 July 2012 06:58 AM

    they should track all the VIP's who does nothing but swindle peoples money

    Prasana Friday, 27 July 2012 03:01 PM

    one day the countrys whole income won be sufficient to protect This Ali BABAS fourhundered thiefs


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