Replies to MR’s letters of demand

27 July 2015 05:26 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Several ministers including Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Ranjan Ramanayake, Nalin Bandara, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and the leader of the Gypsies band, Sunil Perera have been accused of engaging in activities that have defamed ex-President Mahinda Rajapakse during various TV talk shows. As a result of these practices, MR had sent letters of demand to these five individuals. Moreover, they have been charged one billion rupees each except for Minister Mangala Samaraweera who has been charged Rs.500 million.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, several of them expressed their thoughts on this move taken by the ex-President.

In his comments, Leader of the Gypsies band, Sunil Perera said everybody should have the freedom to voice their opinions. “During his regime people were not able to voice their opinions but people have that freedom now. I really don’t know what has made him take this action against me, but I think he should have a right to take action if he feels that I have done something to defame him.”

Kurunegala district MP Nalin Bandara said, “I still haven’t got it into my hands. They are trying to shut our mouths but I don’t think their attempts will be successful. We all have evidence to prove there have been malpractices taking place. If MR is planning to file cases against us and keep us silent, I think that will never happen. We will continue to reveal all corrupt practices done by him. He is contesting from Kurunegala district and he once battled with President Maithripala Sirisena and PM and is now trying to battle with us and I am quite happy about it. As a result MR has become even more unpopular due to these kinds of acts. Also I only mentioned that during the time of the CHOGM, MR and his clan has not settled a bill of Rs. 94 lakhs. So what happened to this sum?”

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said he was happy to meet MR in courts. “I hope that all frauds done by mega projects and the information revealed from ongoing investigations could be produced before courts at some point.” (Kamanthi Wickramasinghe)

  Comments - 6

  • Sikuru Monday, 27 July 2015 11:05 PM

    I hope MR has some looted money left to pay for his team of Lawyers because all his crimes will be revealed IN THE COURT!

    Bala Tuesday, 28 July 2015 12:55 PM

    Bet anyone he will not go to courts. This is for show only to shout and cover his nudity at election time and say he is a saint.

    chandradeva Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:00 PM

    When Mr got advice from Sarath before sent the letter of demand I think that he would not send.

    Lion Tuesday, 28 July 2015 05:18 AM

    Please un-mask this A grade rouge.

    Mahee Tuesday, 28 July 2015 05:25 AM

    damage to reputation ? I am sure the lerned judges will assess it at 0.05 cnts

    Nandalal Tuesday, 28 July 2015 07:27 AM

    Let MR spent some money for Lawyers. This is one way to bring back some siphon money back to the country.

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