Another 24 complaints against Sakvithi
by Jayampathy Jayasinghe
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the Rs 1 billion
fraud of Sakvithi Ranasinghe has received 24 more additional complaints
from those who have lost their deposits, Police Media Spokesman,
Superintendent of Police Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.
A man who had identified Sakvithi Ranasinghe in disguise while posing
as an English teacher in Chilaw had demanded Rs 2 million from him to
shield him from the police. The suspect had enrolled himself in an
English class conducted by Ranasinghe in Chilaw. The suspect from
Hettipola was arrested by a team of CID sleuths last week.
It was revealed that Ranasinghe who returned to Sri Lanka with his
family three months ago had sought refuge in a house at Chilaw. Although
he started an English class in Chilaw, he fled the area when he was
unmasked by a man who followed his classes. He then rented out a house
at Hekitta, Wattala and led a quiet life doing odd jobs to eke out a
living. The police Media Spokesman said that 2,900 complaints of
depositors are being investigated by the CID.