MR sends Letters of Demand

2015-07-26 08:48:16

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

  • Sikuru Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:32

    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

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    Sana Sunday, 26 July 2015 17:27

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

    Reply : 27       155

    Sanath Sunday, 26 July 2015 18:43

    Mahinda illan kannayi yanne, balagena inna

    Reply : 20       122

    Senerathne Sunday, 26 July 2015 19:41

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

    Reply : 20       132

    Sapu Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:00

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

    Reply : 16       130

    Amila Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:34

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

    Reply : 242       116

    Hiran Gunawardena Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:45

    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

    Reply : 228       111

    Sarath Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:30

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

    Reply : 18       155

    Sikuru Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:31

    Do not worry the voters will teach MR a good lesson

    Reply : 31       204

    Sapu Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:49

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

    Reply : 18       209

    rohan Sunday, 26 July 2015 18:17

    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.

    Reply : 4       80

    raspi Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:59

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

    Reply : 7       197

    Channa Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:05

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

    Reply : 110       48

    Sapu Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:32

    Bastards like Bandula lying about litro gas?

    Reply : 16       129

    Fair N Square Sunday, 26 July 2015 18:25

    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...

    Reply : 15       38

    Sikuru Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:19

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

    Reply : 7       146

    Asokamala Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:20

    Illan kanna hadanne. Ikamanata hire yanna oana wela hitan

    Reply : 2       99

    king cancer Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:22

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

    Reply : 2       112

    surasena Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:53

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

    Reply : 0       38

    Yan Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:27

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

    Reply : 3       74

    philo Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:32

    Looks like the actions of a desperate man.

    Reply : 7       117

    Stunned Citizen Sunday, 26 July 2015 17:19

    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.

    Reply : 3       54

    Sarojini Rajapakse Sunday, 26 July 2015 18:22

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

    Reply : 3       47

    Mason Sunday, 26 July 2015 18:46

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

    Reply : 2       54

    Leda Sunday, 26 July 2015 18:54

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

    Reply : 3       62

    leda Sunday, 26 July 2015 19:50

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

    Reply : 3       44

    raj Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:44

    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?

    Reply : 1       47

    TONY Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:51


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    tishan Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:52

    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.

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    jayasingha Sunday, 26 July 2015 21:10

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

    Reply : 48       21

    Miyuru Monday, 27 July 2015 12:55

    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.

    Reply : 0       12

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