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A parcel of money containing Rs.16,951, belonging to a 70-year-old female beggar was today confiscated by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Thilina Gamage directed that the money be confiscated when the beggar woman had failed to claim the Rs.16,951 within a period of six months after her arrest on charges of begging.

She was fined Rs.10 and released but had failed to lay claim to the money.

The elderly woman was arrested by the Fort Police when begging near the Fort railway station on January 16 this year.

The Fort police said the woman had committed an offence under section 3(1) of the Vagrants Ordinance. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • Seriously Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:14 AM

    Good one !

    Amir Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:53 PM

    you know country's economy is going from bad to worst when the officials take money even from the beggars.

    Pissu baba Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Who can bare even if the country itself is looting from the beggars. via DM Android App

    Citizen Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:18 PM

    Wonder of Asia.

    Dencry Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:15 AM

    Try begging yourself and see how bad the economy is Malik???

    Throw Tomatoes Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:49 PM

    For Goodness' sake! This makes me sick.

    Boobamba Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:53 PM

    HIGANNAGE PATHTHRETA HENAHURA WETUNA WAGEI!

    fairplayer Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:00 AM

    If a beggar can earn 16,000 a day she is not a beggar at all
    she must have cheated the hard working labors who earn only rs.500 by striving the entire day

    limatc Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:04 PM

    DUE TO THESE OFFENCE OFFICIALS IN GOVT , THE PUNISHMENT MEETED TO THEM WILL ALSO REFLECT US AS WELL AS WE ARE INNOCENTS .
    EVEN BEGGER IS NOT BEEN SPARED BY ROBBING HIS/HER HARD EARNED MONEY IN SUN/RAIN , SO MUCH OF UPSET

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:13 PM

    Who is going to confiscate the money in the treasury as can be also classified broadly as begged money.

    pissu double Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:18 PM

    It sure is, Citizen. Even beggars are above poverty line !

    farieze rumi Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:20 PM

    even cannot beg for money for survival. What a country is this?.

    Suki Wu Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:26 PM

    Perhaps it would cost the beggar woman more than Rs 17000/= to claim her earnings of Rs 16951/=.
    Lawyers fees, for a motion and all the paper work, and time....

    boo Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    woww a beggar in our country has 16000 odd money?? Our country is rich aftr all! Its time to tax our beggars! via DM Android App

    karu Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:11 AM

    is the police now capable of arresting beggers only ?

    Absolutlyly wonder of Asia for looting beggers money

    Malik Baha Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:22 PM

    How come the economy is bad when beggers earn Rs. 16,951 ???

    Abr Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:29 AM

    To whom do I send my c.v

    Vishu Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:46 PM

    In fact this is a sign to say that our economy is thriving. Even a beggar can collect 16,000 rupees per day!

    mJ Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:58 PM

    Looks like they are going to start collecting beggar's income tax too...

    Ratavasiya Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:58 PM

    Higanage Paththare Henahura vatila

    gemba Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:01 PM

    The Police should find this old beggar woman and return what is legally hers. She did not steal the money but was given the money by charitable individuals. The Magistrate should have instructed the Police to locate this old woman and return what was hers.

    weera Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:22 PM

    Well said.

    DHA Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:30 PM

    Wonder who the real beggar is ???

    Ravi Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:57 PM

    Pls do not play with the poor beggars and return her money. Cost of living is so high and the poor elderly woman may have saved this money for rainy days as she is now 70 yrs old and the state help is next to nothing.

    Publik Abilik Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Excellent. let the kudu mudalalis and rich politicians get away and just steal from the beggars to fund the wonder of Asia. via DM Android App

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:08 AM

    New way of begging - of course legal.
    Wait, the tears won't allow you what you want to do.

    ken de silva Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:26 AM

    Come on, your country is a Buddhist country (land of peace, forgiveness and taking care of the poor). I guess the Magistrate must a poor fellow and needed the money for himself.
    Really!

    mada Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:44 AM

    WELL DONE POLICE DEPT

    gayan Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:21 AM

    Oh my god can you bilieve this. Confiscating begeer's money. Are we living in a hell.

    As It Is Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    How about prosecuting goons who beg for votes to rob the nation in the billions? via DM Android App

    amy Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Now for pGods ake she has earned this money by begging not by stealing so y consficate it in d first place. poor old woman. via DM Android App


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