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17 January 2012 05:45 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 21 year old suspect who cashed in a heavy sum with forged Mahajana Sampatha Lotteries was taken into custody with the computer equipment used by the Western Province Intelligence Division.

The suspect is a resident of Kaduwela. Inquiries revealed that he had scanned the genuine lottery tickets and changed the last three numbers to draw prizes of Rs.1,000.

He was in possession of two forged lotteries bearing a similar number at the time he was arrested. He had drawn prizes on the forged lotteries from wayside stalls and vans. Police said he had been carrying on the racket for a long time. (Nimali Kahawala)

  Comments - 12

  • La Lankais Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:55 PM

    Do not release him on a hurry.
    One Mervyn at a time.

    Vimal Carlos Tuesday, 17 January 2012 06:17 AM

    Hang him!

    Fernando S Tuesday, 17 January 2012 06:53 AM

    Then what about the dogs still they are out?

    Lanka Tuesday, 17 January 2012 07:31 AM

    What waste of talent.

    Dammika Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:09 AM

    Regime can use him for the next election

    AWHussain Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:13 AM

    our youngsters are so brilliant in IT. isn't it ???

    Smart Kid Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:56 AM

    Whatever said and done, this guy is a smart kid. Use his skills once he gets rehabilitated. Bets wishes!

    priyan Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:21 AM

    Please release him.

    He can be a Politician in sri lanka in near future..

    priyan Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:22 AM

    Please releae him.
    He can be a future politician in srilanka.

    Chandimanee Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:30 AM

    This is not favour for him to commit crimes. But, can't we use his talents officially for our fake documents investigation matters as he has a kind of ability what the others don't have. Can't we think positively?

    Ram Perera Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:36 AM

    Use his knowledge for the benefit of the country. He is a better person to protect than KP. These are young. computer wizards

    aj Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:22 PM

    definitely this kid has watched the hollywood movie catch me if you fellow..........

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