with forged seals
A mason found in possession of a number
of unauthorized rubber seals of various institutes,
for the purpose of forging character certificates,
was taken into custody Friday 18.
He was produced before the Baddegama Magistrate
Kesara Samaradiwakara on Saturday 19 and later on
Monday 21. He pleaded guilty.
The following seals were confiscated from him; five
seals similar to those used in a private garment
factory, one similar to that used by a principal of
a leading school in Hikkaduwa and one similar to
that used by the OIC Thelikada police. The suspect
Indrajith Indunil Opatha (28) of Mawadawila Rathgama
when questioned told the police that the seals
belonged to a soldier who had given it to him six
months ago before the soldier died.