The CID has introduced a hot line to expedite inquiries with regard to Sakvithi Ranasinghe, the fraudster who was apprehended yesterday. The CID has already begun interrogations.
The hot line, introduced by the CID for the public who have been defrauded by the fraudster to come forward and lodge their complaints if they have not done so until now, is 0112 242 2176. The Police are soliciting the support of the public for the success of their inquiries. Sakvithi Ranasinghe has defrauded the public to the tune of 9000 Million rupees and had been in hiding at the Ramsiri Uyana House at Koratota in Nawagamuwa. It was Chairman of the Defence Committee of the Koratota Grama Niladhari Division Ajith Wimalasiri who identified the suspect. Mr. Wimalasiri said that following his identification, Sakvithi Ranasinghe had attempted to bribe him and escape.