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The Democratic Party would take legal action against its former Media Coordinator Sanjeewa Samarasinghe for making defamatory statements involving party leader Sarath Fonseka with the killing of the Editor of the Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickramatunga a few years ago.

The party said that Sanjeewa Samarasinghe was suspended from the party.

Democratic Party Deputy Leader Jayantha Ketagoda said Mr. Samarasinghe had made false allegations against Mr. Fonseka on the instructions of certain members of the ruling party.

He said these members in the ruling UPFA were engaged in such an exercise to tarnish the image of the Democratic Party as it was gradually gaining ground.

He said the former Army Commander had even shared his meals with Mr. Samarasinghe, though he was now making allegations against him.

Mr. Samarasinghe in a news conference on Tuesday made various allegations against the Democratic Party leader stating that he was a dictator and had the dangerous attitude of destroying all his opponents. He even accused the former Army Commander of making plans to pull out of the Provincial Council elections at the last moment. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)



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  • John Fernandez Wednesday, 26 February 2014 02:56 PM

    Very soon SF will be the only one left in this party.

    Spitfire Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:33 PM

    Very well orchestrated by the rulers to insult SF & Democratic Party! I am no fan of SF but this is what I call below the belt. But whom am I to criticize the rulers b'cos they are supreme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    widya Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:45 PM

    monks politics should only to protect Sinhaleas, country and buddhism but not Lemans political parties. via DM Android App

    Ratavasiya Wednesday, 26 February 2014 04:23 PM

    GSF is sailing with all odds agianst him but next election results will be an eye opener to all who talk against him.

    desilva Wednesday, 26 February 2014 04:51 PM

    yes,majority are wrong doing.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:23 PM

    What ever happen we are with you sir. This government is scared of you. That is very clear because they know your capabilities.

    සුනිල් යහම්පත් Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:47 PM

    He will never test the idea itself any more; he no longer has time for that. .... He who thinks much is not suited to be a party membe

    Gayan Wednesday, 26 February 2014 06:22 PM

    Yes. soon the contest will be between him and Wickramabahu for the least votes in an election.

    Good Citizen Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:02 AM

    No need to take anyone's instructions if the allegations are true.

    Guilty Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:18 AM

    It seems that the government is concerned that the international probe would be carried out in SL and before that happens, they want to put all the blame on SF.

    wkpirodrigo Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:04 AM

    SF is a good military man ! but not suit him for politics ! always his party nominees up to date are worse than other political party nominees !

    Roshan Thursday, 27 February 2014 07:55 AM

    No point in filing the case, Sanjeewa is just following the instruction.

    M.V.R.Perera Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:10 AM

    how can it be worse than any other party we have a taste of the 2 main parties we have not tasted any other party

    Public Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:44 AM

    Everything happens with the blessings of the ruling party. We are still with you SF.

    Guilty Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:45 AM

    We all know who killed Lasantha and it wasn't SF. Lasantha's wife publicly mentioned the culprits.

    w.p.s.weerawardana Friday, 28 February 2014 08:56 AM

    ruling party is doing a exellant job at the polling time. by using their mighty wealth..


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