About 200 young men and women yesterday afternoon complained to Chilaw police about a bogus job agent. The job agent had collected over Rs. 2 million on the promise of providing job opportunities in Italy. He is now absconding.
The crowd told Chilaw ASP Chandana Alahakoon that the Marawila police refused to inquire into their complaint.
The youth were from Marawila, Mudukattuwa, Lansigama, Katuneriya and Dematapitiya. They also said that it was a nun at an elder`s home in Lansigama that had been instrumental in organizing the employment opportunity in Italy.
The nun had said a nephew in Italy would give her jobs, and each should pay her Rs.95,000/= to Rs.110,000/=. The youth claim they had paid the nun.
She had also obtained two copies each of their passports. She had also promised the men with job opportunities in a beverage company and the women in a garment factory.
As nobody was sent to Italy during the year January 2005 to January 2006 they went to Marawila police for help but their complaint was not recorded.
Subsequently when the nun was summoned to the police and questioned she had said that the money had been handed over to some other person who was now absconding.
The ASP instructed Marawila police to make inquiries and asked the police to take action against the bogus job agent. Accordingly the young men had lodged a complaint with Marawila police.