The Sunday Leader

Leader To Intervene

A case was instituted in the District Court of Mt Lavinia by Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa citing Lasantha Wickrematunge, Editor The Sunday Leader and Leader Publications
(Pvt) Ltd as respondents for carrying an article in The Sunday Leader newspaper with reference to the tender called for the printing of the National Identity Cards which the plaintiff alleged was defamatory of him.
Leader To…
Secretary Rajapaksa claimed Rs 1 billion by way of damages.
The case was called ex parte in the District Court of Mt Lavinia on 22nd November 2012 and judgement was made in favour of the plaintiff in this in a sum of Rs 250 million. Negotiations are underway to arrive at a settlement.

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