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Licence of Mendis distillery suspended

The licence of W.M. Mendis Company has been suspended due to non-payment of taxes, an Excise Department officer told the Daily News.

He said the production activities have ceased with the suspension of licence. The company belongs to the beneficiary owner of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius, who was named as a suspect in the alleged Central Bank bond scam.

The production in the distillery in Welisara has come to standstill. All temporary workers recruited from manpower companies have been relieved of their employments.