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CMC worker caught for collecting money to vaccinate public


6 March 2021 06:17 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 40-year old employee attached to the Colombo Municipal Council Medical Officer of Health's office was arrested for collecting money to give Covid vaccine.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the raid was carried out by the Maradana Police on a tip off by the Western Province Intelligence Division.

The suspect was arrested in the vicinity of the vaccination site in Maradana.

The police media spokesman said the suspect had collected Rs. 1,000 from each individual for giving vaccine.

The suspect had Rs. 20,000 in cash in his possession at the time of arrest, which the police suspect that money might have been collected from the general public promising to vaccinate them.

DIG Rohana said, if any person demands to pay for vaccination, they should lodge a complaint with the nearest police station.

  Comments - 6

  • oh Money Saturday, 06 March 2021 06:55 PM

    He has collected the price of the vaccine. So corrupt is our system that the small one looks n learns from his boss.

    Corruption like you've never seen before Sunday, 07 March 2021 06:43 AM

    It's not called "collecting money". It's call "accepting a bribe". Bottom line - Corruption at its very best!!

    Dose of Tonic Sunday, 07 March 2021 07:28 AM

    May be he was following Gamampilla's - hat collections like Rs. 100/- , he collects Rs. 1,000/- according to the present COL equaling to Gamampilla's Rs. 100/-

    M.R. Sylvester Mark [ Sunday, 07 March 2021 07:32 AM

    Good .... yes, this was happening throughout, even some dirty politicians had got big money from wealthy people and arranged vaccination.

    Ruwan Fernando Sunday, 07 March 2021 11:49 AM

    Why not punish the one who offered bribe as well? Isn't it punishable?

    dickie bird Sunday, 07 March 2021 10:07 PM

    Disgusting !!!!!! Sri Lanka damn corrupt to the CORE at all levels.

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