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* Sri Lanka Police to probe fraudsters misusing names of President's family
Wed, Mar 3, 2010, 08:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka police has appointed a special team to investigate the complaints received by the police headquarters on several organized groups engaged in frauds using the names of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's family members.

The police have begun investigations since yesterday on these unscrupulous groups who have used the names of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defense Secretary Basil Rajapaksa, and the Chairman of the Tomorrow for Youth Namal Rajapaksa.

This unit is under the direct monitoring of Senior Deputy Inspector General N.K. Ilangakoon and it is administered by the Deputy Inspector General in charge of crime and organized crime Anura Senanayake.

Police headquarters says that it has received a complaint regarding a shocking incident of a person appearing as a close associate of the President's son Namal Rajapaksa and molesting a young woman in addition to swindling Rs. 4.5 million promising to purchase a motor vehicle tax free.

Police say that this organized group had cheated money from people promising employment, land deals etc. using the goodwill of the President and his immediate family.

Police has requested the public to be vigilant about the incidents of this sort.

DIG (Crime) 011-2441197, Special Operation Room 011-2333496, fax 011-2325391and 011-2333496 are open for the public to lodge complaints, Police Department announced.

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