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by CityVista
on 9/2/20
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Family house - Setting aside fabricated Deed

His father asked for a favour. He wanted the youngest son to study law in Colombo.

So Upali Jayawardena left Matugama and came to stay with us in our house in Wellawatte.

However, he found it difficult to concentrate on law studies. He dropped out to join a band of ex-students who made easy money by selling properties on fraudulent deeds.

They adopt a common routine. They take a forged Deed to a known bank loans officer. He accepts the fabricated Deed for a percentage. They mortgage the house to this bank

Using the the 16.7 perches, now estimated to be worth Rs 130 M, they now gain access to millions of rupees. It becomes possible for them to retain high cost lawyers who will win over, if necessary, a judge. With this tactic they undermine the owners' appeals for justice.

I went to Mt Lavinia courts to have the fabricated Deed to the family house discarded but Upali Jayawardena
retained high cost lawyers to win upto Supreme Court. Since the original Deed was in the bank, he presented
a photocopy to the Mt Lavinia judge.

His lawyers pleaded that I made a false claim on ownership.

He lodged his fabricated deed in the Land Registry.

Though with nominal title, he left the house and it has now been empty for several years.

An official with authority can have his spurious document set aside