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Sakvithi Ranasinghe, who is alleged to have deceived about 2000 people, yesterday took off his clothes leaving him only in his underwear inside the remand cell at the Gangodawila Magistrate Court, shouting aloud that he was innocent.

He also alleged that the government and the police were responsible for his predicament.

Both Sakvithi and his wife Kumari were produced before Gangodawila Magistrate Ajith M.Masinghe who further remanded them till December 28.
He was brought to court and locked up in the court cell by the prison officers.

When the court was in session he took off his clothes and started to shout that he was innocent and that the government and the police were responsible for his predicament. He shouted that he was manhandled and harassed in prison.

Prison officers however managed to put on his clothes with great difficulty. Even after he was taken to the prison bus he removed his clothes again and continued to shout.

Sakvithi Ranasinghe who had been a popular English tuition teacher is alleged to have cheated about 2000 people and defrauded their cash deposits amounting to some Rs.1050 million.  After the fraud came to light he fled to India with his wife in 2008 and returned to the country in disguise. He was identified and arrested in August 2010 when he was running a tuition class again and sometime working as a sand miner in disguise.(Bimal Shyaman Jayasinghe)
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  • FRIEND Monday, 17 December 2012 06:20 AM

    Kothalawela is not a cheater , his business was mismanged by wrong minded people , it was a failure of the business , Try to understand the differecnes !!!

    mamath Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:05 AM

    brainy fellow he is..came to know that the fine is only Rs 10..this is spreading OMG..

    Andrew Pitugala Sunday, 16 December 2012 07:44 AM

    He should have done this before he was arrested, after giving away all the money that he took from people, then he would have been a free man and probably well off with his tution classes.

    ANTON Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:26 AM

    THIS MAN REMINDS ME THE SIXTH LETTER OF THE ENGLISH ALPHABET.

    Lobo Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:26 AM

    Reminiscing how he stripped folks of their monies?

    T. Nizam Rahim Sunday, 16 December 2012 07:59 AM

    Oh it is very hot inside thos court room and I am sweating.

    free thinker Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:36 AM

    I laughed so much! Nice to see a funny comment without any political agenda

    chithra Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:17 AM

    Because he has no political influence he is still in the remand.
    Look at Lalith Kotalawela & Co. who took more money than him is a living in luxury again.

    Namal PavithraN Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:24 AM

    Acting like a mad man to get sympathy.

    Jagath Saturday, 15 December 2012 12:57 PM

    Didn't you know, if you spend 50% your wealth you could escape this. Only thing you could have done was to donate 10 million to SLP/Rajapaksa fund, as other drug dealers, KP did.

    Chaminda Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:31 AM

    Can't Help, we know who you are...

    xlntgson Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:14 PM

    Stripping is not with underwear!

    Fair N Square Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:24 PM

    people with greed didnt know how to double check... serves em right

    Kumudu Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:59 AM

    FandG money will come after another 5 years to depositors.deposit of 10 million in 2006 worth what by 2016. Yes CJ have to do some thing.

    Esala Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:05 AM

    Look at Lalith Kotalawela & Co. who took more money than him is a living in luxury again.

    Kondebendapucheena Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:15 AM

    Good Try,but no one like you or believe you Fool

    DHA Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:45 AM

    All crooks are acting like Angels these days.....

    Minister Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:53 AM

    Why not he too apply the "I cannot remember" strategy now just like some who enjoy the luxuries after committing murder. Isn't it applicable to Sakvithi too?

    Yohan Perera Saturday, 15 December 2012 07:03 AM

    Yes, boss you are. It's the society who is responsible. (as people like you always say)

    Cobra Saturday, 15 December 2012 07:20 AM

    Will he also be fined Rs.10/- for baring his assets?

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:11 PM

    Why didnt he removed his undewear also?

    sanju Saturday, 15 December 2012 07:43 AM

    hahaha
    take it all off !
    if you wanna make a point
    hahahahaha

    PB Saturday, 15 December 2012 12:00 AM

    Where is KOtalawela via DM iPad app

    Jayantha Monday, 17 December 2012 04:57 AM

    Huh, he must be an innocent and CJ must be a culprit.

    Ralph Anthony Kern Saturday, 15 December 2012 09:21 AM

    You have to blame yourselves and not the Police or governament

    Muhammad Sunday, 16 December 2012 12:00 AM

    Lesson for cheaters. via DM Android App


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