Racket at Fort railway station

By Indika Sri Aravinda


A racket involving train tickets has been uncovered at the Fort Railway Station and a suspect has been arrested in connection with re-selling train tickets to Colombo-Batticoloa commuters, according to officials at the Railways Security Division. 

The Colombo-Batticoloa ticket which is priced at Rs. 500 had been resold many times a day to commuters traveling from
Colombo. It is estimated that the racket was yielding Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 15,000 a day. 

A large number of people are suspected to be involved in the racket and an investigation has been launched. 

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