Couple arrested at BIA over pyramid scheme



A couple who returned to Sri Lanka from Dubai, UAE was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake on charges of aiding and abetting the moves to misappropriate Rs.15,000 million from a group of people who invested money in a pyramid scheme by introducing a computer software called ‘Sports Chain’.

The arrested were identified as Prasad Jayaweera and Nadeesha Madhushani.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered that they be released on three personal bails of Rs.5 million each after being produced in the court yesterday (24).

The suspects were also banned from leaving the country.

It was reported that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has received 70 complaints over this scam.


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