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Namal Karunaratne demands Rs.500 Mn as damages from Mahindananda Aluthgamage

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National Organiser of the All Ceylon Farmers' Federation and former JVP Parliamentarian Namal Karunaratne has sent a letter of demand claiming Rs.500 million as damages from Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage for allegedly making an oral defamatory statement regarding his involvement to the ongoing farmers' protests.

This letter of demand has been sent through Attorney-at-law Sunil Watagala urging Minister Aluthgamage to pay a sum of Rs.500 million as damages within 14 days. It has warned that legal action will be instituted if the money is not paid within two weeks.

Watagala stated that the alleged defamatory statement made by Mahindananda Aluthgamage had been aired on two private television channels on 17th of October.

The lawyer alleged that the statement indirectly suggests (innuendo) that Namal Karunaratne has obtained money from chemical fertilizer companies to bring farmers to the streets demanding fertilizer for the Maha season.

Watagala said the accusations made by Minister against his client are baseless and fabricated and are calculated to defame and tarnish the reputation of his client as an active politician attached to the JVP.(LAKMAL SOORIYAGODA)

  Comments - 5

  • Jayapala Attanagoda Monday, 25 October 2021 09:51 AM

    This Amathi must pay this amount from his own pocket through the stolen money. Do not use any government money as it has no money in the SL bank!

    Kikazara Monday, 25 October 2021 10:11 AM

    Well done Namal. Fix the fellow. Do not stop at this. Expose his fertiliser deals under the table.

    Gayan Monday, 25 October 2021 10:21 AM

    Chemical companies have released lots of funds for this campaign. Who and how it benefits is the question.

    Lumbini Monday, 25 October 2021 10:29 AM

    Whether the statement made by Mahindananda is defamatory or not, he is going to be safe. He is not Ranjan Ramanayake, to go to jail.

    sam Monday, 25 October 2021 11:17 AM

    Demand is good but nothing will happen.

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