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A’pura agency post office owner remanded over fake stamp fiasco

by Gayan Abeykoon
November 20, 2023 1:24 am 0 comment

Anuradhapura Special Crime Investigation Division produced an owner of an agency post office before Court in connection with fraudulently printing a batch of fake stamps and using them on registered letters. Anuradhapura Additional Magistrate Rudrika De Silva Hewawasam ordered that the suspect be remanded until November 23.

The Additional Magistrate further ordered the Anuradhapura Special Crime Investigation Division to conduct further investigations regarding this incident and submit a report showing the progress of those investigations to the Court.

The suspect is Milinda Nilangana Seneviratne, resident of No.3, Buddhagaya Mawatha, Anuradhapura is the owner of the Araliya Agency Post Office located at No. 488/9, Fifth Lane, Maithripala Senanayake Mawatha, Anuradhapura.

Police received a complaint about a fake stamp on a letter handed over by the said Agency Post Office to Anuradhapura Post Office to be delivered to HNB Finance.

Anuradhapura Divisional Postal Superintendent W.G.R.Jayaratne complained to the Anuradhapura Special Criminal Investigation Division and a preliminary investigation revealed that the stamps had been printed using a computer printer.

Lawyers who represented the suspect asked Court to release him on bail. The Anuradhapura Additional Magistrate took into account the arguments of both parties but rejected the request of the lawyers to release the suspect on bail. The suspect was remanded until November 23.The Anuradhapura Special Crime Investigation Division is conducting further investigations.

Upali Ananda, Anuradhapura correspondent

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