An institution that has being issuing forged birth certificates, identity cards and passports was operating near the court complex in Aluthkade.
Operating through brokers, the institution charges Rs. 10,000 to issue a birth certificate.
The operation was led by an official at the Registrar General’s Department.
A man posing as a person in need of a birth certificate was sent to the institution during a raid led by head of Central Anti-Corruption Unit in Panadura-Walana Duminda Balasuriya.
Watch Hiru’s CIA video of the raid.