A house in Ratnapura, where counterfeit government documents were processed, had been raided by the Wellawaya Police yesterday, with two suspects being arrested so far.
The centre was at Bodhiwardanarama Road in Kospelawinna Ratnapura and police had been able to find this fraudulent printing centre on a revelation by a suspect arrested in the Wellawaya Town with seven fake licenses, purported to have been issued by the Geological and Mining Bureau while he was under interrogation by the police.
The suspect, a resident (63) of Kospelawinna Ratnapura, had used a secret room in his house for processing the fake documents. Police have also found a computer, scanner and two printers. Among the fake official documents taken into custody are: 15 land title deeds prepared under the names of various lawyers, 23 assessment bills of Ratnapura Municipal Council, eight Mining and Gemological Bureau permits without numbers, nine transport permits without numbers and another 19 numbered licenses, 17 national identity cards, nine marriage certificates,12 grama niladhari certificates, 29 birth certificates, eight health record books of infants, six land register folios, a land entitlement certificate of the Land Reforms Commission, four vehicle registration books and several electricity bills. (Nayanajeewa Bandara)