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MR sends Letters of Demand

26 July 2015 08:48 am - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Under instructions of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a collective of lawyers had sent Letters of Demand to five persons including Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayaka and JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka for allegedly making defamatory comments about Mr. Rajapaksa.

Speaking at a press briefing held at Opposition Leader’s Office today, the lawyers said Singer Sunil Perera and former UNP MP Nalin Bandara had also been sent Letters of Demand.

According to Mr. Rajapaksa’s lawyers, Rupees one billion had been demanded from Deputy Minister Ramanayaka, JVP Leader Dissanayaka, Singer Sunil Perera and former UNP MP Nalin Bandara each, while Rs.500 million had been demanded from Minister Samaraweera.

Unless the demanded compensations were paid within 14 days from the day the letters received, former President’s lawyers said maximum legal action would be taken against them at court.

Lawyer Sagara Kariyawasam said the five persons had purposely engaged in an exercise to damage former President’s reputation by spreading false and baseless allegations via several TV political discussions and certain persons who conduct the programmes also tried to spread false allegations.

“Our reliable sources have found that certain foreign countries including the United States of America are aiding those politicians to insult the savior of the country, Mahinda Rajapaksa. They are making hate speeches not to just a politician but to a great leader,” Mr. Karaiyawasam said.

The collective consisting 20 lawyers and Senior Presidential Counsels including Jayantha Weerasinghe and W.D. Dayarathne had been formed to take legal action against persons who make baseless statements criticising former President.

“The collective is scrutinizing all public statement made regarding Mr. Rajapaksa,” Kariyawasam said.

“Now, they will have to answer before the law instead of spreading false allegations,” he said. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 31

  • Senerathne Sunday, 26 July 2015 07:41 PM

    MR is certainly not a savior he is like the Anti-Christ

    leda Sunday, 26 July 2015 07:50 PM

    MR cannot send the white van any more so he sends the letter of demand

    Sapu Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:00 PM

    MR is also called the Self-Proclaimed king ,Chest bashing Gorilla, Self-proclaimed patriot but never a "Savior"

    Miyuru Monday, 27 July 2015 12:55 PM

    I hope they decide not to pay, so that we can enjoy the trial when and if it comes. It will be edifying to hear the dirty linen being washed in public.

    raj Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:44 PM

    You should also send letters to those Tamils outside Sri Lanka accussing you as a war criminals. You can challenge them in courts in USA, Canada, Briton, and Australia. Would you do so?

    TONY Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:51 PM

    THERE ARE SEVERAL LAWYERS. WHY ONLY 20 LAWYERS RALLY ROUND MR. ALSO WE CAN SEE THE TRUTH IN COUR

    tishan Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:52 PM

    Explainhow namal became a lawyer,how yoshith became a senior navy officer ,how rohith became an astronut and how mahinda became a lawyer without g.c.e. advanced level among ten thousand other things.

    surasena Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:53 PM

    This is a different Kariyawasam. The one you mentioned hardly do anything as he is blind and deft after Nonis affair.

    Sikuru Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:32 PM

    MR recently insulted the State defence minister and is asking for billions because UNPers said the truth? MR is not the "saviour" of the country that name goes for the soldiers that died and SF that lead them. MR is the murderer of Children in Rathupaswala ,Land grabber in North ,Builder of White elephants in the south

    Amila Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:34 PM

    Good approach to halt making unnecessary statements(Gossip). well done.

    Hiran Gunawardena Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:45 PM

    Very good move. These UNP losers making false accusations without any shred of evidence. Teach them a good lesson. Anyway voters will give them a good lesson soon

    Sapu Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:49 PM

    Can the poor parents in Rathupaswala even afford a single lawyer to bring justice to their sons?

    jayasingha Sunday, 26 July 2015 09:10 PM

    Enough is enough. This type of slandering must stop. Allegations without proof must be punished.

    raspi Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:59 PM

    Lokka return the money you and your family stole first.also where is that rocket your son sent? any news on that?

    Channa Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:05 PM

    This should have been done long before . Damage has already been done. Anyway these bastards should get be exposed

    Sikuru Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:19 PM

    It seems MR needs more money to pay for the CTB buses in the last 10 years before the govt sues him

    Asokamala Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:20 PM

    Illan kanna hadanne. Ikamanata hire yanna oana wela hitan

    king cancer Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:22 PM

    Kariyawasam lost the job as a ambbasador for usa...now he is jumping to bring king cancer again

    Yan Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:27 PM

    Ane me vihiluwata ewarayak naththa?? Kowruhari me manusyata mokakhari karannako....

    Sarath Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:30 PM

    Who are the losers that tried to lie about Litro gas?

    Sikuru Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:31 PM

    Do not worry the voters will teach MR a good lesson

    Sapu Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:32 PM

    Bastards like Bandula lying about litro gas?

    philo Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:32 PM

    Looks like the actions of a desperate man.

    Stunned Citizen Sunday, 26 July 2015 05:19 PM

    Everyone Else gets 1 Billion Demand Notice except Mangala who gets 500 Million. Does this mean that half of what Mangala says about the 18 Billion USD siphoned off is true? BTW why do we still refer to him as former President. Since he decided to stand of election as a common minister may be we should just call him A Ministerial Candidate.

    Sana Sunday, 26 July 2015 05:27 PM

    It is disgusting that some people still worship a Child murderer and a self-proclaimed king

    rohan Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:17 PM

    Very interesting! Yes Rathupawala and so many others... how about helping tsunami all these cases should be heard before this? everone who has gone missing over the years.

    Sarojini Rajapakse Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:22 PM

    Sahara Kariyawasam is a joker may be he followed the same route of Namal to be a fake lawyer. Go home Kariyawasam.

    Fair N Square Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:25 PM

    STOP calling others a bastard while you look at a mirror... its you who u see. dumb twit... Give respect to earn respect... than be a key board warrior who in reality is a coward...

    Sanath Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:43 PM

    Mahinda illan kannayi yanne, balagena inna

    Mason Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:46 PM

    Come 17th August, all these letters of demand will be no more. Shortly thereafter MR will be behind bars.

    Leda Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:54 PM

    MR cannot send the white van anymore. So he the letter of demand


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