Woman ar­rested for dup­ing Cana­dian job as­pi­rants

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY DARSHANA SANJEEWA BALASURIYA

A woman who de­frauded money from sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als on the prom­ise of em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Canada was ar­rested on a tip off last Fri­day by the Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit of Sri Lanka Bureau of For­eign Em­ploy­ment (SLBFE).

Dur­ing the raid, the of­fi­cers re­cov­ered a stock of agree­ment papers, ap­pli­ca­tions and other doc­u­ments needed to send em­ploy­ees to Canada.

The SLBFE said the woman who was iden­ti­fied as a res­i­dent at Grey Line Park in Ekala had posted sev­eral so­cial me­dia ad­ver­tise­ments promising em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Canada.

It said the woman con­cerned had been op­er­at­ing the for­eign em­ploy­ment agency ‘Work In­ter­na­tional’ from Borella sans valid reg­is­tra­tion with the SLBFE.

Un­der in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the sus­pect re­vealed that she worked for an in­di­vid­ual by the name of Niyas. The SLBFE said it was con­duct­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions to ar­rest the said in­di­vid­ual.

The sus­pect was re­manded till June 7 af­ter be­ing pro­duced be­fore the Borella Ad­di­tional Mag­is­trate.

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