Two sisters arrested for operating fake foreign job agency | Daily News

Two sisters arrested for operating fake foreign job agency

Two sisters from the same family were arrested by the Special Investigation Department of the Foreign Employment Bureau for fraudulently operating a foreign employment agency using a forged licence.

The two sisters have swindled Rs. 245,000 from women promising them foreign jobs.

The agency has been operating on Madawala Road, Katugastota, Kandy and its licence was revoked on March 31, 2020 but it has not been updated.

She had transferred her licence to her sister through a power of attorney and the two had been involved in the racket.

Twelve women have been sent to domestic service in Dubai on tourist visas without being registered with the Bureau of Foreign Employment, and they have returned to the Bureau that they were not provided with jobs in Dubai. The younger sister has also taken Rs. 650,000 from another woman promising her a job in Australia.

The Special Investigation Unit of the Foreign Employment Bureau received 13 similar complaints, after which the officers of the Foreign Employment Bureau, with the assistance of the Matale Police, arrested the two women in Matale and produced them before the Matale Magistrate’s Court.

The sister had promised in Court to return Rs. 650, 000, which she took from a woman to send her to Australia. The woman was ordered to appear on February 7 in 12 cases pending in the Kandy Magistrate’s Court for sending women abroad for jobs on tourist visas.

They were released on two Rs. 100,000 cash bails each.


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