Tax officer fined Rs.12 Bn for fraud

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The Colombo High Court today imposed a fine of nearly Rs.12 billion on a former Deputy Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department and sentenced him to 102 years rigorous imprisonment to be spent in three years after he pleaded guilty to 34 charges in one of Sri Lanka’s biggest VAT default cases amounting to Rs.3.9 billion.

He was sentenced to jail terms of three years on each of the 34 charges to run concurrently.

High Court Judge Kumuduni Wickremasinghe imposed this sentence on former Inland Revenue Officer A. Gunasiri de Soyza Jayatillake.

In April last year another former Inland Revenue Assistant Commissioner Ananda Ambepitiya was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and fined Rs.500,000 by the same Court after he pleaded guilty to the charge of being involved in the Rs.3.9 billion VAT scam. (Manopriya Gunasekera)

 
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  • taxpayer Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:24 PM

    Hang him in the galle face every one can stone him via DM iPad app

    Campos Thursday, 08 May 2014 01:14 PM

    Looks like he is smiling all of the way to his jail cell.

    Piyal Buddhadasa Thursday, 08 May 2014 01:55 PM

    It this news for the IMF and ADB to show we are a curruption free country.so we can lend more

    Lankan Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:31 PM

    look at him smiling hes not even sad that he got 102 yrs imprisonment. wats happening via DM Android App

    Empluze Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:35 PM

    A good red light towards fraudsters should have seized all his belongings and whatever he had purchased for his family as well. via DM Android App

    Azee Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:36 PM

    He already looks as if he is in his seventies-he can serve 102 years imprisonment and for failure tp pay the 12billion fine if another 3 months is imposedhe can serve the balance sentence in hell via DM Android App

    king Thursday, 08 May 2014 02:20 PM

    according to sri lankan government corruption,12 billion is nothing.it shows the commisioner's simple smile.

    Tax Collector Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:58 PM

    He seems to be quite happy. May be the 3.9 billion had multiplied exponentially over the years. via DM iPad app

    manu sena Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:17 PM

    For EPF funds invested in stock market will there be similar justice done billions of money of innocent people gambled in stocks no one is accountable...who takes such decisions who actions who is accountable but who has to pay ultimately via DM Android App

    Dulan Friday, 09 May 2014 02:28 AM

    why no punishment for Golden Key rouges

    dontjudgewrong Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:36 PM

    Piyal ur sucb an dn a.. Theses culprits shod be punished way harshly

    dontjudgewrong Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:36 PM

    Piyal ur sucb an dn a.. Theses culprits shod be punished way harshly

    perera Friday, 09 May 2014 06:24 AM

    will the tangalle killer get 102 years.?
    no no no.
    he only killed a person and not involved in money matters.
    it is the same in most countries. kill some some you get a light sentence. rob or defraud someone or government you get the full works.
    MONEY TALKS

    Ahmed Friday, 09 May 2014 06:30 AM

    Good advertisement for RAM BROS :-)

    Jailor Friday, 09 May 2014 08:55 AM

    Hell serve only 3 yrs in Prison. Hell probably get out in 212 yrs for good conduct. So he can be out to enjoy the fruits of his investment and booty stashed away in somebodys name. No wonder hes smiling. via DM iPad app

    patriot Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:32 PM

    What about the real Crooks - who are freely roaming overseas.why not get interpol assistance to arrest them via DM Android App

    Silva Thursday, 08 May 2014 04:41 PM

    This is rubbish. Did anybody find the real rouges who robbed with him. The real racketeers must be laughing at the whole country & it's 20 million fools who think that the justice is done !

    united Monday, 12 May 2014 09:00 PM

    How about politicians who will give judgment via DM iPad app

    willows Friday, 09 May 2014 04:52 AM

    What about Celestial rouges


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