The Department of Excise said that the license of W.M.Mendis Company had been withdrawn.
As a result the production of liquor at the company has been suspended.
W.M.Mendis & Co. Ltd. is among the most renowned liquor manufacturers in Sri Lanka.
It was a pioneer in the industry, and still ranks as one of the largest distillers. reputation for a wide variety of products, which comprises of pure coconut arrack, old arrack, blended arrack and foreign liquor.
W.M.Mendis & Co. Ltd is owned by Arjun Aloysius, the head of Perpetual Treasuries Limited who is currently in remand over the treasury bond scam. (Colombo Gazette)