It was on Friday that the CID apprehended Sakvithi Ranasinghe and his wife. He had defrauded more than nine billion rupees and was in hiding. He is being interrogated at length after the Mirihana Police handed him over to the CID. It has been revealed that since fleeing the country he had reached Chilaw several months ago. He had conducted tuition classes appearing under another name. It has also been revealed that he had collected money ranging from 3,000 to 4.000 rupees saying that he would be launching a computer course. He had remained from time to time in the Chilaw area with his family members. Informed sources said that he had sent his children during this period to an International School in Nattandiya. He had reportedly told the CID that he is now a pauper. The suspect had further revealed that he had to keep his children in hunger during the past few weeks as he had used colossal sum of money collected by him for gambling. Investigations are in progress to determine as to the persons who had maintained illegal links with Sakvithi Ranasinghe and his wife.
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