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Police warned the public today to check their land deeds after it was revealed that the CID arrested a man who cheated a lady engineer of Rs.42 million by selling a plot of land using forged documents.

The man was arrested on a complaint made by her realisingthat the land was owned by the Urban Development Authority (UDA).

She purchased the one-acre block of land close to SLIIT inMalabeto set up a solar power project.

The lady engineer had faced several problems with the project and had decided to sell the block of land. It was then that she had been cheated by the ‘seller’.

Police spokesman AjithRohana said the CID recovered 56 original land deeds which were removed from filesafter inserting fake documents at the Land Registry offices in Colombo and the suburbs.

“We request the public to check their land deeds and inform the police if found missing,” he added. (Supun Dias)
 

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  • true Wednesday, 12 March 2014 01:12 PM

    What about people connected with Govt., including UDA grabbing lands owned by private owners?

    cric Wednesday, 12 March 2014 01:18 PM

    Make the entire land registering system electronic.

    Sim Wednesday, 12 March 2014 01:21 PM

    Find out the people responsible for inserting fake documents at the Land Registry.

    sack them Wednesday, 12 March 2014 01:41 PM

    Typical Sri Lankan police. They should investigate the Land Registry officials instead of advising the public.

    Rohan Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:31 AM

    [quote name="true"]What about people connected with Govt., including UDA grabbing lands owned by private owners?[/quote]

    No one is grabbing anyone's land. this is a myth. you have the right to receive compensation if your land is acquired for state purposes.

    Ranjitdea Thursday, 13 March 2014 01:04 AM

    Many land blocks in Fairfield garden Borella has been acquired and sold by the underworld. Even Olcott has built a house in a block owned by a doctor. Police have done nothing, they are on the side of the underworld

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 13 March 2014 01:41 AM

    Is it something like ethanol or narcotic deal?

    nam Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:11 AM

    This is a major crime. Everyone can't go to UDA to check. Authorities must tighten the law . Give severe punishment . Take back the land n belongings of d offender if any.

    rocky Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:11 PM

    There may be 10000 such cases in central Colombo .

    Barrister Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:40 AM

    Cabinet Ministers are sure to be involved

    CROW Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:16 AM

    PLEASE CHECK LAND DEEDS OF GALL FACE

    max Friday, 14 March 2014 10:11 AM

    lawless country.with 84,000 policemen,still its a paradize of crimes and criminals.

    Shaik Anwar Ahamath Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 AM

    In most countries, conveyancing is undertaken before a land is transferred. This is possible when there is a central land registry and files stored electronically. It appears none of these exists in Sri Lanka.


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