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 Post Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:01 am 
Millionaire boys in scam

By Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya.
@ DM / 30 June 2006


Four young Sri Lankans residing in Britain were taken into custody while holidaying at a hotel in Negombo for allegedly misappropriating millions of rupees from state and private banks using bogus credit cards.

Three of them are said to be the sons of multi- millionaire businessmen in Sri Lanka. Three suspects are students in Britain. The fourth is a Sri Lankan Tamil residing in Britain.

2,700 bogus credit cards and two million rupees were found by the police in their hotel room.In addition a laptop computer in which data relating to 5995 credit cards had been stored.

The suspects had come to Sri Lanka in April this year. On questioning it was revealed that they had obtained nearly ten million rupees from state and private banks in the country using bogus credit cards.


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