Rajapaksa vows legal actions against those who make ‘baseless’ allegations

Rajapaksa vows legal actions against those who make ‘baseless’ allegations

May 14, 2015   10:45 am

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he would not hesitate to take legal actions against those who make ‘baseless’ allegations about him. The observation was made at a special event held at the Matugama Nandana Temple on Wednesday (14) afternoon.


Rajapaksa has also sent a letter of demand to foreign Minister Managala Samaraweera, seeking Rs 1 billion in damages over an alleged defamatory statement the latter had made. At a press conference last Thursday (7), Mangala had accused the former president and his family of allegedly having siphoned off funds worth more than $18 billion during Rajapaksa’s terms in power.


After few days, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said a defamation case will be filed against the former President demanding Rs. 2000 million over an abusive statement he made (former President) concerning the Lankaputhra Development Bank during a recent event.

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