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Sri Lankan who got forged Canadian passport for Rs.4Mn nabbed at BIA

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BIA, Dec 11 (Daily Mirror) - A Sri Lankan national who tried to leave for Canada with a forged Canadian travel document, which had received for Rs.4 million, was nabbed by the Immigration authorities at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last evening.

The male passenger who had come to board a SriLankan Airlines flight UL217 for Doha was arrested at the emigration counter at the BIA departure terminal as the officials felt suspicious about his Canadian passport. He was to board another flight to Canada from Doha.

A senior detective at the Department of Immigration and Emigration told the Daily Mirror last night that the passenger was referred to the department’s Border Surveillance Unit (BSU) at the BIA and found that his Canadian passport was forged.

When they searched his belongings, the officials recovered his genuine Sri Lankan passport too.

The 25-year-old suspect, a resident of Point Pedro in Jaffna, had reportedly collected the forged passport from a person near 18 Mile Post on the Katunayake – Colombo main road prior to his visit to the airport.

He had told the immigration officials that his uncle living in Switzerland had arranged for a person to get a forged Canadian passport prepared for Rs.4 million.

The passenger was subsequently handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) unit at the BIA for further inquiries.


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  • Lionel Monday, 11 December 2023 11:14 AM

    Isn't this the first time for so called "Canadian" passport forgery? That means as usuals no investigation has happened to catch the person who charged this money and did it. No doubt a powerful politician or a corrupt public servant is behand this. Where are the successful prosecutions for all these thousands of wrong doings happening in SL?

    Bandu Monday, 11 December 2023 11:50 AM

    Living in SL you should know only sprats and herrings are prosecuted while others get anticipatory bail like Gota for unprecedented 18 months. Motto : If you steal the do it in millions but never a coconut or two. SL Law.

    lali Monday, 11 December 2023 12:03 PM

    The Canadian government has to be vigilant as this is a serious security issue... Thank sl security...

    Ravana Monday, 11 December 2023 01:46 PM

    Well said

    Punchi Monday, 11 December 2023 12:28 PM

    This chap is seriously unhinged wanting to leave our supreme bountiful 2500 civilisation for a country that has been in existence for less than 400 years

    A Monday, 11 December 2023 12:36 PM

    Half of them Sri Lankan Tamils and becuase of them geuine people suffer.

    JuniorCitizen Monday, 11 December 2023 03:40 PM

    Fought 30 years for the north, and then did what? the economy of the north is running on foreign currency sent by the diaspora of which many fleed on forged passports and dingy boats only.

    lalithan Monday, 11 December 2023 03:44 PM

    You said it... These cry discrimination and victimization and try to elicit sympathy.... Most of the illegal goings on get hidden behind and these fellows take the world for a ride... They are a nuisance

    Seewalie Maradunne Monday, 11 December 2023 04:07 PM

    May be related to a corrupt politicians - otherwise who can p[ay 6 million?

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 12 December 2023 05:45 AM

    Diaspora commiting all kinds of frauds in western countries.


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