Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Devious a’port taxi operators taking people for a ride


The police yesterday warned the public to be cautious of private airport taxi operators, following reports of several robberies that had taken place when people were returning home from the Katunayake airport.

Police said most of the victims complained that they had fallen asleep after the driver of the taxi offered them a soft drink during the journey.

The victims have lost cash, jewellery and other belongings worth millions of rupees due to such robberies carried out by these individual­s. However during investigat­ions it was found out that these incidents had taken place in the vicinity of the Pettah Central Bus Stand as well. According to investigat­ions these individual­s befriend the victim before offering them a taxi ride back to home at a lower rate. Investigat­ions are carried out by the Western Province (North) Crime Investigat­ions Division but no arrests have been made so far.

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