Two held on charge of making fake documents

On receipt of intelligence tip off, naval personnel attached to SLNS Dakshina in Southern Naval Command in coordination with Galle Police carried out a raid on a den which was used to produce forged documents close to the Galle Lighthouse.

Two suspects in connection with this racket were apprehended during the raid that was carried out on 7th September 2016. Among the apprehended items were 141 rubber stamps, 1 driving licence, 2 marriage certificates, 1 exam result sheet, 3 property plans, 1 incomplete national identity card, 31 birth certificates, 7 school application forms, oath letters and other forged sensitive official documents. The Galle Police is conducting further investigations into the incident.