Man arrested for forging President’s signature

Friday, 5 June 2020 01:49 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Police have taken a person into custody for allegedly forging the signature of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and misusing Presidential letterheads.

The suspect, named E.M.P.A. Kumara, is a resident of No. 531, Sundarapola Road, Yantampalawa, Kurunegala. Kumara, who was under interdiction, has produced a letter to the Chairman of Bank of Ceylon on a Presidential letterhead with the forged signature of the President, requesting to reinstate him with his salary, allowances, and a promotion.

Bank of Ceylon authorities, upon finding that the President’s signature had been forged, summoned him to headquarters, and later he was arrested by the police. Police officers seized the laptop and other accessories used to prepare the forged documents.

The suspect has been remanded until 8 June after being produced in court, the Criminal Investigation Department said.