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Police arrested a person who posed as a lawyer, cheating nearly 35 women by taking their jewellery worth Rs.6 million on the promise that he would marry them.

He was taken into custody while he was hiding in Kegalle when the police received a complaint from one of the victims in Nuwara Eliya that the suspect had taken away jewellery belonging to her worth Rs.500,000 by making the same promise.

During investigations it was revealed that he had placed advertisements in marriage proposal pages in Sinhala and English newspapers. The victims are from around the island but especially from upcountry and down south. (Supun Dias)

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  • Chandimani Thursday, 02 February 2012 08:51 AM

    wow... those women are so fortunate.... He steel only their money and jewelaries. Hope... all others safe with them. Dear women, pls don't fool on your short feelings.. be vigilent...

    Karolis Friday, 03 February 2012 01:12 AM

    hope he will write a book how to do it and I will be the first to buy it because I can't even get an one to do something for me :D

    Analysis Thursday, 02 February 2012 10:07 AM

    Smartest guy on earth! Cheating 35 not one woman.

    asoka abeywardena Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:02 AM

    THIS MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR CHEATING 35 WOMEN...WHAT ABOUT THE ROGUES IN THE PARLIAMENT WHOM ARE CHEATING AGAIN AND AGAIN THE CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA...NOT ONLY CHEATING BUT KILL OR ABDUCT WHO EVER TALK AGAINST...

    Tintin Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:27 AM

    Little wonder why people like Sakvithi and Ceylinco flourished in Sri lanka....People of all walks of lives fall prey to promises which are too good to be true. No analytical skills. No back ground checks. same mentality when the cast their VOTES!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:01 PM

    This just shows how many desperate women are there in the country to marry and settle down that they even go to the extent of being fooled by playboys and Lotharios who take advantage of the situation.

    Lanke Banda Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:50 PM

    mmm Can I learn the tricks of the trade ? But not for jewellery.

    mahinda Thursday, 02 February 2012 01:14 PM

    I would say that all 35 women has cheated many men.

    Ramzeel Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:09 AM

    He is a genius because at least 5 or 10 women would have called him on a daily basis and how he handled them so cunningly.

    sltk2004 Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:09 AM

    How can these women be so foolish?

    weha Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:13 AM

    Dude some women are really desperate to get loved and be married. you should feel for them. not scold the. these types of people should be just hanged. not be praised for what they have done.

    Rohana Yasaratna Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:31 AM

    I am glad the goverment is looking in to these problems that
    was happening for years. Now they must check about the unqualified doctors and the pharmacists who are in practice around the village areas.

    Alian Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:26 AM

    he.he.he. dont now what else they gave..... such a pathetic people..even without knowing a person.... giving money and jewellery.....

    Concern lankan Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:29 AM

    Time and again we hear this kind of stories, This fellow played with 35 poor ladies, Theiir lives,prpoerties and vergins. Death penalty is the one only solution otherwise 36th victim will be around the corner. He must be a master to carry out all these marriages.

    faqi Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:52 AM

    How could they part with their jewelry to this guy? I thought it should be the other way around, the guys give girls jewelry. These women must be very foolish to part with expensive jewelry to a stranger that they met via a newspaper ad.
    If something is too good to be true, it probably is so.

    kondebendapucheena Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:46 AM

    overage unmarried woman ratio is high in our country,that is one of the reason why this is kind people can cheat to a woman.


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