Beware of conmen who collect money for disabled
Police have warned the public to beware of those who deceive the
public by collecting money on behalf of disabled and sick persons,
Police Media Spokesman SP, Ajith Rohana told the Sunday Observer.
Chilaw police took into custody four men and women engaged in
collecting money on behalf of sick persons near the Kappiyamulle Mosque
in the absence of a sick persons.
However, the van which the suspects used to collect money could not
be seized by the police as it left while the suspects were being
questioned by the police.
According to the police, the suspects were arrested in Kaduwela,
Athurugiriya, Hindalgala and Malwana and Passara.
They were not legally authorised to collect funds from the public.
Documents, letters, and raffle ticket books along with cash Rs. 5,760
which was in the possession of the suspects were also seized by the
The suspects will be produced before the Chilaw Magistrate, police