Pujith Jayasundara retires with pension and tax-free car permit

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Inspector-General, Pujith Jayasundara.

Inspector-General, Pujith Jayasundara, who retired after a 35-year career was granted his full pension and a tax free import permit that car dealers say is worth at least 15 million rupees in the grey market.

Pujith Senadhi Bandara Jayasundara who turns 60 on Sunday is currently on bail after being accused of murder for failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bomb attacks that claimed at least 271 lives and left 500 others wounded.

Official sources said the authorities had given the green light to grant Mr. Jayasundara his full pension rights although he is facing criminal charges.

A permit with a duty waiver of 22 million fetches about 15 million rupees from vehicle importers.

At his grade, a police chief is entitled to car permit from which 22 million rupees of taxes had been waived. Car dealers say similar permits are worth at least 15 million rupees in the grey market.