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Asela Sampath tenders apology to ex-Minister Channan Jayasumana

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By T. Farook Thajudeen

Colombo, March 5 (Daily Mirror)- Asela Sampath, the National Organizer of the All Ceylon Restaurant Owners’ Association, today tendered an apology and expressed regret to former Minister and Parliamentarian Dr. Channa Jayasumana against two false statements he had made by on 21 June 2021 against Dr. Channan Jayasumana on social media regarding the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine proposed to be manufactured in Sri Lanka with the approval of the World Health Organization.

The defendant had made a defamatory statement against Dr. Jayasumana alleging that the plaintiff in this case had accepted monetary and other advantages with regard to the proposed programme for which Dr. Jayasumana had sued for Rs. 5,000,000 from Asela Sampath for slandering him.

At the outset of the hearing before the Colombo District Court, Counsel appearing on behalf of Asela, Sampath pleaded that his client was willing to tender an apology in court to Dr. Channa Jayasumana.

Counsel V.K. Chosky who watched the interests of Dr. Channa Jayasumana complied with the proposal to accept the apology on condition that the defendant should withdraw all statements made by him in this case and in another case as well.

Thereafter, Asela Sampath tendered the apology in open court.

In an earlier occasion Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana Neranjana de Silva had warned Asela Sampath not to make any irresponsible statements against Dr. Jayasumana and was ordered to be released on two personal sureties of Rs. 500,000 each.

In that case Deputy Solicitor General Deleepa had pointed out that while a nationwide vaccination programme was underway to curb the spread of corona, the process would be hampered due to the baseless statements made by Asela Sampath who has no medical knowledge.


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  • Namal Nanayakkara Tuesday, 05 March 2024 04:23 PM

    Channa Jayasumana should plead guilty for giving false accusations against Dr Shafi first

    Eranda Weerasinghe Tuesday, 05 March 2024 04:25 PM

    Criminal defamatiory law should be implemented in SL. Who pays for the loss ?

    Dee Tuesday, 05 March 2024 06:38 PM

    This restaurant clown can’t do a proper kottu costing. What does he know about medicine?

    Puswadila Tuesday, 05 March 2024 09:54 PM

    This Prof should also be responsible for the Dammika Paniya drama and the cremation of people during the Covid Election Drama propaganda with pottuwa fooling and winning a 2/3rd majority and finally bankrupted the country even printing Rs.5k notes and the rogue family had to run away.


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