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Sajin Vass pleads guilty to non-disclosure of assets; fined Rs. 1,000 by Court


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The Colombo Additional Magistrate yesterday imposed a fine of Rs. 1,000 on former MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who pleaded guilty to failing to declare his assets from 2011-2012. 

The Bribery Commission had filed a case against the former Parliamentarian for failing to submit declarations of assets and liabilities during his time as an MP from 31 March 2011- 31 March 2012. 

When the case was taken up for hearing before Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Artigala, Gunawardena pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Additional Magistrate imposed a fine of Rs. 1,000 on the former MP, who will be sentenced to one year in prison if he fails to pay the fine.   

Legislators are required to make annual disclosures of their finances while the non-declaration of assets and liabilities is a punishable crime under the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities law.

 


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