Detective journalist busts doctorate racket

[ Sunday Times ] - [ Mar 18, 2012 8:39:55 GMT ]

An undercover journalist from the Sunday Times busted a multi-million rupee scam involving the sale of doctorates by a group of Buddhist monks and a layman at a Temple in Kandy earlier this week. It all began after a member of the group approached our Dambulla Provincial Correspondent, Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa and offered him a doctorate in return for Rs. 200,000. They said the cash was needed for a cloak, scroll and photographs and also for payments to six monks. A member of the group told our correspondent he deserved a doctorate for the public service he had done through the print and electronic media. [ full story ]

Comments [ 2 ]:

written by Bass (Australia)
May be Suneth got his visa from the monks.
- Mar 19, 2012 8:48:55 GMT

written by LankaLier (Australia)
Not Visa but the birth certificate
- Mar 19, 2012 12:26:58 GMT

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