Racket at Fort railway station

13 February 2010 07:57 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Indika Sri Aravinda


A racket involving train tickets has been uncovered at the Fort Railway Station and a suspect has been arrested in connection with re-selling train tickets to Colombo-Batticoloa commuters, according to officials at the Railways Security Division. 

The Colombo-Batticoloa ticket which is priced at Rs. 500 had been resold many times a day to commuters traveling from
Colombo. It is estimated that the racket was yielding Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 15,000 a day. 

A large number of people are suspected to be involved in the racket and an investigation has been launched. 

  Comments - 13

  • Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:43 PM

    A country that cannot print a foolproof paper

    Sunday, 14 February 2010 12:45 AM

    Good governance!!!

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 08:24 AM

    If people at the top can do similar offences (which is otherwise called corruption), why not the small brats do ?? This is the future we are givinf our Children??

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 08:30 AM

    SL Railways booking of tickert racket is old as some of its engine and compartments.

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 08:36 AM

    Railway Security Divisoin, please take it easy. This is not a major crime when compared to crimes committed by high ranking officials.

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 08:42 AM

    CALL THE CID?????????????????????

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 04:04 PM

    Tell me, How do you re-sell a ticket?

    I bet that part of the problem is the people who got scammed did not want to stand in a queue and be a bit patient about getting their ticket, ne de???

    Apart from how, the next question is this: if there is a ticket racket, why not catch the culprits? Why the sarcasm? Big or small crime is the same thing, isn't it? And a small one grows next time into a bigger one, right?

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:17 AM

    Anything for a buck. no shame, no pride.

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:29 AM

    Inform ASP or OIC of Keselwatte. they arrest only small brats. They are coverd to arrest Under world Kings.

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 05:12 PM

    When the top robs the railway tracks why not this may be top also involved in this ???

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:44 AM

    All the people involved in this racket should be made trainee MPs as they have passed their first exams. They have shown initiative and innovation.

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:55 AM

    People could not find the job without influencing politicians.dictators are blind eyes on other party members.now every one every where labeling them what ever harsh words "dictators you all jokers in srilanka. "

    Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:59 AM

    Thanks to all sort of rackets & Buckets SL has good reputation in other parts of the world

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