Opposition Common Candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka has sent letters of demand for eight newspapers for publishing articles defamatory of his character, his joint spokesman JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said.
Mr. Dissanayake told a news conference that Gen. Fonseka’s legal advisors are also seeking the possibility of suing some ruling party politicians who too made such insulting remarks in the run to the election.
“The UPFA’s propaganda machinery has collapsed beyond redemption. They cannot salvage it. So, they have resorted to all forms of mud slinging. The UPFA has not revived the economy or improved the health sector. Nor have they established democracy by ensuring media freedom. They cannot canvas votes on these lines. The only option to sling mud at the opposition,” he said. (KB)