Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had sent a letter of demand to Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera demanding Rs.1 billion as compensations over a statement alleged to have made by the minister during a news conference.
Athula Priyadarshana de Silva, the Counsel who had sent the letter on behalf of the former President, said that the statements made by Minister Samaraweera were defamatory and had made with the sole intention of insulting Mr. Rajapaksa.
“Though the damages caused to the image of my client are beyond estimation, he had estimated it to a Rs. 1 billion for the sake of legal requirements,” the counsel said.
The letter dated on May 12 noted that if the Minister failed to pay Rs. 1 billion within 21 days, legal action would be taken against him to obtain the amount.
The letter said Minister Samaraweera had alleged Mr. Rajapaksa and family members of theft, alleging their wealth was USD 18 billion and Mr. Rajapaksa was the first trillionaire of Sri Lanka.
The letter rejected the allegations as completely false and had no base.(Lahiru Pothmulla)
MR. MR have you not made enough cash while you were ruling SL? and as usual you want more!
hai Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:15 PM
we need more judges via DM Android App
shantha Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:48 PM
His reputation ruined?After helping Hambantota?
channa Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:50 PM
Good move against " Pacha Mangala "
malij Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:52 PM
US $ 18B Rs 1B = ??
guru Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:59 PM
MY God, still this man looking for billions. what the nation has given him sorry stolen from is not enough.
TJ Wednesday, 13 May 2015 06:01 PM
By hook or crook fill the coffers
Peter Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:06 PM
Shame on him.
DSNA Thursday, 14 May 2015 05:05 PM
MR is not happy with the 18 Billion he had stolen from the country, and hungry for more Billions.....
Nande Friday, 15 May 2015 07:08 AM
Hope the special presidential task force will soon probe the matters related to assets acquired unlawfully. via DM Android App
truefacts4U Friday, 15 May 2015 09:15 AM
Well .... MR how is it possible your reputation be ruined ?? I think you should be proud that you were able to somehow swindle 18B out of poor citizens. In-fact if true YOU will become the One and ONLY to hit these numbers in $ figures.
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