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Cablegate: Walk-in Provides Information On Visa/Immigration

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

200140Z Oct 03

UNCLAS COLOMBO 001811

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
TERREP

FOR DS/CR/VF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC CE PTER
SUBJECT: WALK-IN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON VISA/IMMIGRATION
FRAUD


1. (SBU) On Monday 10/6/2003 an individual identifying
himself as SENANAYAKE, Sujeewa Dhammika came to the American
Embassy Colombo to visit with an FSN employee he knew.
During the course of his visit SUBJECT approached POST 2, and
requested to speak with the RSO.

2. (SBU) Both RSO and ARSO responded. RSO interviewed
subject while ARSO photocopied identity documents belonging
to SUBJECT and interviewed the FSN employee SUBJECT came to
visit. SUBJECT provided a Sri Lankan National Identity Card
and a Washington State Identification Card.

3. (SBU) In an interview with RSO, the SUBJECT stated he had
information relating to immigration fraud in the United
States. SUBJECT stated he knew of an attorney in the United
States in Silver Spring (West Virginia or Maryland) who for
$4,000 to $5,000 would provide fraudulent immigration
documents. The attorney's name was BOGOLOGAMA, Mahenda.
SUBJECT stated that BOGOLOGAMA offered to get SUBJECT work
authorization under refugee status for a fee of $1,000.

4. (SBU) SUBJECT had on his possession a Washington State
Identification Card issued to him on 05/27/97. When asked by
RSO why he had this document, SUBJECT stated he was employed
in the fishing industry. The card identified SUBJECT as

Name: SENANAYAKE, Sujeewa Dhammika
Number: SENASD350BB
Issue Date: 05/29/97
Expiration: 01/02/02
Sex: Male
Height: 5 feet and 5 inches
Weight: 130 pounds
Eyes: Brown
DOB: 01/02/65
Address: 1221 Mottman Rd, SW 301, Tumwater, WA 98502

5. (SBU) While the SUBJECT was being interviewed, ARSO spoke
with the FSN SUBJECT came to visit. FSN is an employee in
the Commercial Section of the Embassy. She described herself
as a family friend of the SUBJECT. FSN stated that SUBJECT
resided in the United States until he had a nervous breakdown
and had to return to Sri Lanka.

6. (SBU) On 10/7/2003, SUBJECT contacted the RSO via
telephone and provided BOGOLOGAMA,s address and telephone
number in the United States. BOGOLOGAMA,s address is 8023
Lewinsville, Rd, Mclean, Virginia 22102. SUBJECT also
provided two telephone numbers for BOGOLOGAMA:
703-734-3264 and 703-893-2484.

7. (SBU) On 10/14/2003, ARSO spoke with the FSN who knew
SUBJECT. FSN stated she had spoken with SUBJECT,s sister,
and learned that SUBJECT suffered from Schizophrenia. FSN
stated that SUBJECT is currently not taking medication to
control his condition.

8. (SBU) RSO Colombo provides this information for DS/CR/VF.
Due to SUBJECT,s medical condition we rate the SUBJECT's
reliability as low.
LUNSTEAD

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