Luxury beggar earns Rs. One lakh a month

2013-01-31 12:32:27

A woman engaged in begging and said to have earned over 100,000 rupees a month was arrested when she was begging on a train bound to Colombo from Negombo

While questioning the 62-year-old woman it was revealed that she earned over 3,000 rupees a day by convincing passengers and commuters to part with their money.

At the time of arrest she had around 1800 rupees in her possession, which according to an official of the Railways department, was earned after an hour of begging.

It was also revealed that the mother of two earned over 9000 rupees a day on Poya days, at the Kelaniya temple.

During investigations, the woman had said she begged after displaying a growth in her abdomen area and thus earning the sympathy of the people. When asked as to why she did not pursue a cure for her medical condition, she had admitted that she was living a luxurious life and could educate her children only due to this condition. (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)

  Comments - 33

  • sham Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

    wel begged lady:-D via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       14

    Muhammad Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

    On what ground you arrest a begger, they too work tirelessly to convince & live with this sky rocketing cost of living, first arrest white couler robers of politiciens & proffessionals. via DM Android App

    Reply : 5       43

    podda Friday, 1 February 2013 07:58

    well it is illegal to go around begging isn't it?

    Reply : 5       8

    Hans Friday, 1 February 2013 11:40

    Govt. is begging in millions a day from other countries

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    Elakiri Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

    Feel sorry for her too. Though she earns well and live luxury, her aim is to educate the kids. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       28

    aat Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

    begging is no crime but yes if it is breach of trust any how who give give for a good cause and are truly blessed with luxury of giving so give and don't think via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       3

    shihan Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:39

    Why was she arrested? She is only doing what comes naturally to our government.

    Reply : 14       245

    Nodrog Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:40

    How about arresting our luxury-politicians who earn millions a month by doing nothing.

    Reply : 9       282

    Azmi Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:46

    Government of sri lanka beginning from all over the world for them luxury life, the locals bagging locally become luxury!

    Both are same

    Reply : 7       160

    Janith Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:52

    actually meyalath ekka baladdi mama wage api thamai higanno. :D

    Reply : 3       68

    ChickenParippu Friday, 1 February 2013 03:48

    I have a BSc and I am miles away from earning that amount ,graduates are the beggars nowadays.

    Reply : 0       13

    Shace-UK Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:52

    I read a similar story of a begger in ragama who had a van and 2 million on savings account at the time of arrest...looks like the way forward in SL...and the earings are tax free too.

    Reply : 1       110

    duchee Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:56

    Almost all the beggars we encounter daily are those earn in thousands overnight..

    Reply : 1       62

    sajitha Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:46

    so begging now illegal?

    Reply : 1       63

    rumi Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:48

    why not arrest ministers who steal public money?

    Reply : 3       105

    Karunka Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:02

    Police has no right to arrest her. Begging is her lively hood and it's not stealing. Nobody has any right to talk about her earnings.

    Reply : 5       74

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:57

    Her earning is more respectable

    Reply : 3       74

    Fiq Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00

    They thrive on the gulliblity of the commuters via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       2

    me Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00

    she didn't steal so why arrest? via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       5

    poor Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00

    much better then our great politician! via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       0

    amjadnaz Friday, 1 February 2013 00:00

    i recall a sherlock homes story.of the same nature... via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       0

    dna Friday, 1 February 2013 02:09

    I think her earnings are much more respectable than bribery, drugs, and now even people smuggling !

    Reply : 1       29

    Lankan Friday, 1 February 2013 02:16

    tax free income......... . how to get an application.... i mean which beggar association to reach?????

    Reply : 1       24

    nsathees Friday, 1 February 2013 02:22

    The begging question here is why she was arrested? May be she did not share the revenue with the cops!

    Reply : 1       29

    The cool guy Friday, 1 February 2013 04:01

    she is earning more than me :)

    Reply : 4       8

    jdgoal Friday, 1 February 2013 06:05

    No deadlines, no stress and no performance reviews!! Looks like i need a career change!

    Reply : 0       4

    godofwar Friday, 1 February 2013 06:11

    Should form a commitee and an association to represnt the beggars.

    Reply : 0       2

    Nan Friday, 1 February 2013 06:14

    i'm an engineer who's struggling to work my way up the ladder, and she's earning more than me. i'm gonna quit tomorrow.

    Reply : 1       3

    bandara Friday, 1 February 2013 06:16

    what is the crime and under what section has she been booked.
    Would she be booked if she had much lesser earnings ?
    So it is a crime to earn more in this country
    She did not steal, why arrest her?

    Reply : 0       3

    Ruhunu Kolla Friday, 1 February 2013 07:05

    Though she is uneducated, she has got the skills, that is why she is making money.This shows that without skills, having only the education would not take you anywhere!

    Reply : 0       4

    NA Friday, 1 February 2013 11:23

    she is a killer beggar :)

    Reply : 1       0

    Rohan Friday, 1 February 2013 11:27

    SL police are champions for low acts like this but shamefully ignoring big named cheats.

    Reply : 0       3

    hamster Saturday, 2 February 2013 03:18

    The Government hates competition!!

    Reply : 0       1

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