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Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Artigala today ordered former MP Duminda Silva to pay a fine of Rs.3,000 after he pleaded guilty for not declaring his assets and liabilities from 2011 to 2013.

The Additional Magistrate ordered the former MP be imprisoned for three months in the event he failed to pay the fine. (Nimanthi Ranasinghe)

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  • gamini Friday, 07 April 2017 01:56 PM

    would like to know how the judges worked out the fine to arrive at Rs.3000.I have decided to close my tax file and not file returns anymore, as I pay my tax consultant much more each year to file my returns

    Jonson Thursday, 06 April 2017 09:23 PM

    The expenditure for transporting Duminda from prison to court wouldve occurred more than Rs.3000.00. via DM Android App

    raj Thursday, 06 April 2017 09:27 PM

    fine for not declaring income should be meted out by the income tax department and not by a judge.

    ranmala Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:21 PM

    Is it Rs.3000 or $3000. How much was the cost to the tax payer

    Saraa Goyya Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:16 AM

    BLOODY NONSENSE. Rs 3000 only! How much worth paper work and court case time did cost the govt.?

    Leo Thursday, 06 April 2017 02:51 PM

    peanuts via DM Android App

    Bayya Thursday, 06 April 2017 02:58 PM

    Poor guy, don't know whether he has money to pay the fine...

    ali Thursday, 13 April 2017 01:09 PM

    Law has its own funny side too

    Nadi Karunaratne Thursday, 06 April 2017 03:38 PM

    Did I read you correctly - Rs3000? Why waste everyone's time and the taxpayers money?

    ANTON Thursday, 06 April 2017 03:46 PM

    DEFINITELY HE MIGHT GIVE 30,000 RS IN ADVANCE , TO DO SOME MORE CRIMES LIKE THIS IN FUTURE.

    Bala Thursday, 06 April 2017 03:59 PM

    So what about his illegal takings during that period. Forgiven ???? Will the Inland Revenue now say file closed.

    hemantha Thursday, 06 April 2017 03:59 PM

    He is already in Prison with death sentence.

    Vernon Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:08 PM

    Now no one will declare their assets, as it is nothing to pay 3000 compared to the millions undisclosed.

    mithra Friday, 07 April 2017 10:58 AM

    Judge must have cited a similar fraud case that has taken place in the year 1935 in giving this judgement.

    rasheed Friday, 07 April 2017 11:04 AM

    It is better to pay the fine of Rs. 3000/- instead of paying in Millions if the Assets is declared.

    Zulu Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:37 PM

    This might encourage people not to declare their assets as fine is only 3000 rupees via DM Android App

    Virgo Friday, 07 April 2017 11:14 AM

    D.Silva can appeal against this verdict that he cannot pay on the grounds that he is in the cell awaiting execution. Or he can refuse to pay so that his imprisonment will be prolonged for another 3 months as additional punishment. Hilarious verdicts should be met with hilarious appeals.

    Blair Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:41 PM

    Now, many other politicians also will follow him.

    Anil Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:58 PM

    Nice to see you sir! I hope truth prevails and one day you will serve us once again.

    cham Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:00 PM

    Rs.3000 for not declaring assets for 3 years?This is a land like no other!

    Sri lankan Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:05 PM

    Joke of the day!!

    Saman Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:12 PM

    Ane paw...

    saman Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:53 PM

    "Server us once again" ? Are you a customer ?

    daily boru Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:57 PM

    much ado about nothing. via DM Android App

    arjuna Thursday, 06 April 2017 06:15 PM

    what a joke. via DM Android App

    Senewi Thursday, 06 April 2017 06:51 PM

    There is some thing wrong.


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