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Sajin accused of tax fraud amounting to Rs.30mn abandons home!

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Former MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena who has been accused of defaulting on tax payments of over Rs.30 million has abandoned his residence, it was revealed in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday (13).

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has filed a case against him in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court for failing to pay income taxes.

The court had issued a summons to Mr.Gunawardena to appear in the court in connection with the case.

However, the court’s fiscal informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that although he went to the residence of the defendant in Borella to hand over the summons, he had abandoned that house.

Accordingly, the court ordered the IRD to submit any other address it may have of Mr.Gunawardena.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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