A person in the Hanwella area said to be a matchmaker has lodged a complaint with the Biyagama Police alleging that he had not been paid his promised fee after finding a marriage partner for the daughter of a State Minister.
The ‘Aruna’ newspaper had reported this incident in its front page today (12).
However, ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ learns that the relevant minister is State Minister – Nalaka Godahewa.
The ‘Aruna’ news report further says :
The man had been informed to find a suitable partner for the state minister’s father in law who holds a position at a factory in the Katunayaka Investment Zone.
The matchmaker had been summed to his office to discuss this and the State minister’s father in law had agreed to the matchmaker’s request to provide him a house as his fee.
As a result of the matchmaker’s efforts, a match was found and the couple had got married last November, after getting to know each other for around a year.
The matchmaker had told ‘Aruna’ that he hadn’t even been invited to the wedding, which had been held in a leading hotel in Colombo with VVIPs including the President and PM in attendance.
Although several months have elapsed since the wedding, the matchmaker says he had not been given the promised house and therefore, been forced to live in a rented place.
However, a total of Rs. 30,000 has been deposited to his account in Rs. 5,000 deposits, he says.
The matchmaker says that he believes that the State Minister may be unaware that he was promised a house.
Although he had gone to the Hanwella police to lodge a complaint. he had been advised by the police to lodge a complaint at the Biyagama police instead.
Accordingly, he had lodged a complaint (No – CIB 2/229/51) on Oct. 07.