The Defamation case filed by Minister Thilanga Sumathipala in 2005 against Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, claiming Rs. 500 million was dismissed, after a long hearing in the Nugegoda District Court today.
This case was filed by Minister Sumathipala on March 3, 2005, accusing Minister Ranatunga of defaming him during a media conference held at his residence on May 21, 2003.
Senior Attorney-at-Law Athula Bandara Herath together with Junior Attorney-at-Law Shashika De Silava appeared on behalf of Arjuna Ranatunga, instructed by Paul Rathnayake associates. Gamini Marapana PC together with Attorney-at-Law Navin Marapana appeared on behalf of Thilanga Sumathipala.