MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has demanded Rs.500 million as compensation from Centre for Human Rights (CHR) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon for defaming him by making false statements during a news conference on August 5.
In his letter of demand the MP said Mr. Tennakoon had made a false statement alleging that Mr. Rajapakshe had obstructed the law being enforced by withholding the committee report on the Welikada riots for more than two years.
The MP said the false allegation had been spread among the public via the publicity given by the media had tarnished his image which he had earned as a professional and a politician for several years.
He said the baseless allegations made him to appear responsible for protecting those behind the Welikada riots.
The MP said legal action would be taken if Mr. Tennakoon failed to pay the money demanded within two weeks.
However, when we contacted Mr. Tennakoon, he said he had heard that a LoD had been sent but had not received any such document. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
sigiriya Monday, 11 September 2017 19:24
MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is an opportunist. All he had to do was to show proof (with date) of the action he had taken with the committee report on the Welikada riots - that is all. He could have done this on Aug 6th itself.
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Baron Baaron Monday, 11 September 2017 20:13
Oh! Wijeydasa, you betrayed your 'Professionalism' by being a MR's mole in Yahapalana Cabinet. Real Professionals do not lick anyone's boots at anytime.
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ceylon Monday, 11 September 2017 21:38
out of government now he lost income.trying to earn good or bad ways.after his sacking now casess coming up soon.it gives the proof. via DM Android App
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Brainmaster Monday, 11 September 2017 21:41
well done Keerthy we are with you via DM Android App
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Aussie. Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:43
Mr. Wijedasa,you are also gradually becoming a public entertainer like Mr.Bandula Gunawardena.
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gamini Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:53
may be to pay Lalith's fine
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BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:05
First find out honestly whether you have a public image to be tarnished? Yes you certainly have an excellent good image with the corrupt and criminal but certainly not with the right honest citizens of this country.
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Anthony Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:02
Oh Wijedasa how pathetic you are... Sad, Sad, Sad
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