Live Events temporarily blacklisted over non-payment

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Live Events, the company which staged the Enrique Iglesias concert in Sri Lanka recently, has been temporarily blacklisted over the failure to pay an entertainment tax of Rs. 29 Million.

The Colombo Municipal Council said the company will remain blacklisted till the payment is made.

Former Cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena who are the board members of Live Events Sri Lanka, had this week called for an internal inquiry into the shortcomings at the Enrique Iglesias concert staged in Colombo and have also decided to compensate the fans.

Sangakkara and Jayawardena said in a joint statement that the organizers are in agreement, with their direction, that such shortcomings must not be tolerated.

With regards to the Municipal entertainment taxes Live Events said the company remains transparent and ethical in all operations.

Live Events said it will continue to ensure full compliance with all relevant tax commitments and is providing all necessary information to the Colombo Municipal Council, in order to clarify facts and the way forward. (Colombo Gazette)