Mahinda to Sue Minister Samaraweera
Posted on July 26th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Under instructions of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a collective of lawyers had sent Letters of Demand to five persons including Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayaka and JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka for allegedly making defamatory comments about Mr. Rajapaksa.

Speaking at a press briefing held at Opposition Leader’s Office today, the lawyers said Singer Sunil Perera and former UNP MP Nalin Bandara had also been sent Letters of Demand.

According to Mr. Rajapaksa’s lawyers, Rupees one billion had been demanded from Deputy Minister Ramanayaka, JVP Leader Dissanayaka, Singer Sunil Perera and former UNP MP Nalin Bandara each, while Rs.500 million had been demanded from Minister Samaraweera.

Unless the demanded compensations were paid within 14 days from the day the letters received, former President’s lawyers said maximum legal action would be taken against them at court.

Lawyer Sagara Kariyawasam said the five persons had purposely engaged in an exercise to damage former President’s reputation by spreading false and baseless allegations via several TV political discussions and certain persons who conduct the programmes also tried to spread false allegations.

Our reliable sources have found that certain foreign countries including the United States of America are aiding those politicians to insult the savior of the country, Mahinda Rajapaksa. They are making hate speeches not to just a politician but to a great leader,” Mr. Karaiyawasam said.

The collective consisting 20 lawyers and Senior Presidential Counsels including Jayantha Weerasinghe and W.D. Dayarathne had been formed to take legal action against persons who make baseless statements criticising former President.

The collective is scrutinizing all public statement made regarding Mr. Rajapaksa,” Kariyawasam said.

Now, they will have to answer before the law instead of spreading false allegations,” he said.

7 Responses to “Mahinda to Sue Minister Samaraweera”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Arse miner deserves that. These traitor lot won on Jan 8 by saying corruption, corruption but couldn’t prove
    anything against MR. Then the catholic traitor chief batalande butcher and his catholic tiger buddy did the
    biggest robbery in the history of the country. Traitor chief thought he could get away with murder this time as well.
    He first appointed some UNPatriotic party tratior lawyers (very good in finance, only in Sri Lanka) to investigate.
    Surprise surprise, arse miner traitor chief was cleared.

    But when it properly investigated by the COPE all the robbery details came out. Before it was debated in Parliament, traitor chief got puppet maru sira to dissolve the parliament. But now they have to fool the electorate again. Haven’t done anything in 6 months except revenge and robbery. So spreading lies and lies. These traitors know there are a lot of Sinhalese out there who think it is fashionable to support these traitors.
    Just a few lies and they will be voting with their feet!

  2. Hiranthe Says:

    it is only a show. We are waiting to see results of previous cases like this but no follow up or no any further news. As a results all the mud slinging projects are becoming true stories among ordinary citizens. It is the same mistake repeated if MR keep ignoring these allegations. Prove to the world that Mangalaya is a bloody lier and your hands are clean please!!! Expose all the traitors. Mother Lanka is with you if you do so.

    If not… Mega mud camp will win again and all our efforts and well wishes will go waste.

  3. Siri Says:

    This is the same principle. If you want people to believe a lie make it very big. The Germans did this during World War 11. This was the basis of “German Propaganda” done by Goebbels. The Americans did it with the moon landing. Nobody questioned these lies as they were so big that nobody stopped to question them. Some of the money the former President is alleged to have taken is almost as big as the total value of the contracts, yet how many people stopped to think this out. The UNP/FCID have been unable to prove any of these lies up to date. No Politician is completely clean. All Politicians have skeletons in the closet of various sizes. We have to disregard this talk and think of who is the leader who did the most good for the country. Is it Ranil or Mahinda. Sirisena is a complete write off and cannot be considered as a leader. Who else do we have to save the country with a proven track record?

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    THIS RUN-ILL IS THE FATHER OF THE BRIDGE PROPOSAL FROM INDIA TO SRILANKA, IN 2002. IT WAS HIS DREAM.

    MEY MINIHANAN LANKAAWATA IPIDILAA INNA BOORU THAATHEK. RAAJA DROHIYEK.

  5. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Siri, thanks for brining the American Moon Landing as an example. I am a Sinhala American it was staged in Arizona. US spent over billion dollars to stage this event and propaganda. It was a blatant lie.

  6. ranjit Says:

    UNP traitors appointed officially AWAMANGALAYA as their own lie and mudslinging propagandist when they were in Opposition sometimes back. He do this job very well and he get paid from his Financiers. This WACHALAYA must be stopped before he go too far. This is good what Mahinda’s supporters are doing to bring these PACHA HORU to books.

    Awamangalaya and Rajithaya and Champaka three who are hanging in the elephant tail for their lives should be taught a lesson this time by voting them out of the Parliament elections. Ordinary people must know well about these dirty liars. They must read about these characters from various sources to know them better. Their hearts are evil and they hate Mahinda because they know if he comes back that there won’t be any place to them and their luxury life is over. Mudslinger, Kidnapper and Womanizer the three famous torch bearers of Ranil the crook will have to find a place to hide this time for their actions against the people of this country. Defeat the foreign funded forces in this country and bring the man who saved Motherlanka for good and better place to live.

  7. Ananda-USA Says:

    Former Sri Lankan president questions government’s accomplishments during 100 days

    July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former president and the UPFA Kurunegala District candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa today questioned what was accomplished by the government during the 100 day program.

    Addressing a public rally in Tangalle, the former president said nothing happened during the 100 day program, even after 180 days except for taking revenge

    Rajapaksa said the people saw the cost of living was sky rocketing during the 100 days.

    He said the United National Party (UNP) has been talking about forming a national government after the election but there will not be a national government since the UPFA will have the majority to form a government after the election.

    The former president said the UPFA is confident of winning a majority of seats in parliament.

    Speaking of the Tamil party’s call for power devolution and re-merger of North and East in its election manifesto, Rajapaksa said the UPFA will not allow anyone to divide the country.

    ………………….

    THANK YOU, Mr. President, for you have STATED ALMOST EXACTLY what I had said in the following comment at LankaWeb on the CONCERTED EFFORT being made by the UNP and its followers to DEFAME President Mahinda Rajapaksa:

    ………………
    My comment:

    There is a CONCERTED EFFORT to ONCE AGAIN propagate BAREFACED LIES and UNSUBSTANTIATED DEFAMATORY ALLEGATIONS against President Mahinda Rajapaksa by his opponents on the EVE of the Parlamentary ELECTION on August 17, 2015.

    One example is the allegation that the Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa attempted to hit a man (later found to be intoxicated) who had grabbed his arm at a recent political rally.

    The attitude is: LET us say WHATEVER OUTRAGEOUS LIE we can CONCOCT NOW, make IMPOSSIBLE ELECTION PROMISES NOW, somehow WIN the ELECTION, and then VANISH into the WOODWORK after the ELECTION, when no one will be able to find and hold us responsible.

    That is largely what they did to WIN THE Presidential Election on January 8, 2015 … accusing MR of UNLIMITED CORRUPTION and MINIMIZING his accomplishment on behalf of our Motherland.

    We saw that ourselves in the ATROCIOUS BEHAVIOR at LankaWeb of that LTTE Operative LORENZO, now posing as a PATRIOT supporting MR hoping to repeat the process at the very last moment. That is WHY I am doing as MUCH as I can, as long as he blogs here, to keep our MEMORY of LORENZO’s PREVIOUS ANTICS alive at LankaWeb.

    After the Presidency was WON by Somarama Sirisena, much of the 100-day Program that was promised, has been ABANDONED.

    Let me ITEMIZE some of these:

    1. The financial salary and benefit incentives that were offered to bribe the voters have proved to be impossible to give and maintain in effect, for it would bankrupt the nation … the money is just not there.

    2. The promised reduction in the prices of staple foods and other essentials had to be retracted as the costs to government skyrocketed. Now with economic activity in the nation disrupted by all the uncertainty and foolish uncoordinated policies implemented post-election, the inflation in the cost of living is much higher than before. Are the people better off now? No they are not.

    3. The Western Powers who egged the YAHAPALANAYA Crew before the election (read IMF and World Bank) have backed-out and denied the loans sought by the UNP govt to replace the Chinese loans they had alleged were obtained at very high interest rates. Now they had to eat crow and beg to keep the loans from China which the UPFA GOSL had negotiated at a time when NO LENDER would underwrite Sri Lanka’s development at any price.

    4. The infrastructure development projects that were halted under various allegations of impropriety and corruption and lacking sound financial planning, are one by one being restarted as they begin to find that those allegations of corruption were false, the plans are economically sound, and by halting them they are putting people (read as VOTERS in the next election) out of work … for no reason … except the jealousy of the achievements made, and the need to undermine MR and the UPFA now.

    5. They could not carry through most of the “Yahapalanaya” Constitutional Amendments because they simply did not have the necessary votes in the Parliament. In fact, they had to terminate the Parliament early and call for new elections to PREVENT a NO-CONFIDENCE motion against Ranil which would have resulted in his ouster. The UNP in desperation urged Somarama Sirisena to dissolve the Parliament.

    6. In particular, Somarama Sirisena who had campaigned for the Presidency saying he DOES NOT WANT TO BE PRESIDENT beyond 100 days NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, and will step down IMMEDIATELY at the end of 100 days, has NOW CHANGED HIS MIND, and is DESPERATELY TRYING to hang on to his position, even to the extent of OPPOSING the elimination of the Office of the President that he promised. What more can you expect from a hidden BACKSTABBER than a hidden LIAR?

    7. Somarama Sirisena now recognizes that with the passage of the 19th Amendment, he has LOST much of the powers of the Presidency, which have been TRANSFERRED to the position of PRIME MINISTER. Ranil in the meantime is enjoying and exercising those powers for his own benefit, and is quietly PUSHING Somarama Sirisena into powerless impotence by IGNORING him.

    Also, if MR captures the PM’s post, Sirisena fears that he will be in a worse pickle than he is now with Ranil …. hence his DESPERATE unsuccessful FIGHT to DENY a SLFP/UPFA Nomination to MR, and the THREATS that he will NOT APPOINT MR as the PM no matter how big MR wins in the Parliamentary Election. That, by the way, is not Somarama Sirisena’s sole prerogative to decide, because the person appointed must be supported by the vast majority of the MP to be able to govern the country.

    Sirisena would rather survive with Ranil than cope with MR whom he BACKSTABBED after eating Appa with him the night before. Somarama Sirisena is caught between the DEVIL and the DEEP BLUE SEA … the INEVITABLE FATE of all TREACHEROUS DISHONORABLE BACKSTABBERS.

    8. In the meantime, it is OPEN power-grabbing SEASON for the Tamil and Muslim separatists, who are happily consolidating their grasp in the land areas where they form local majorities. The TNA is doing everything it can to make their GRASP on the NPC IRRREVERSIBLE … with an eye out for eventual separation from Sri Lanka.

    9. The “Yahapalanaya” con-artistes, who bitterly complained about lack of political freedom and harrasment under the MR/UPFA regime, launched an UNPRECEDENTED WITCH HUNT of the leaders of the PREVIOUS REGIME, hitherto never seen in the History of Sri Lankan politics. So much for “Yahaplanaya”!

    10. Meanwhile, these very same “Yahapalanaya” miscreants appointed a slew of sleazy people with criminal records and allegations of crimes currently being adjudicated in the courts, to ministries and other important administrative positions. The best example is the Central Bank Governor Mahendran who allegedly started to loot the Central Bank and the National Treasury to benefit his relatives, while dear old Ravi Karunanayake, accused of similar crimes in court cases, looks the other way. The investigative reports on these crimes (such as the COPE report) are being suppressed and prevented from being released to the public before the upcoming election! They have MUCH TO HIDE …. hence the bitter battle being now fought to hang on to power at all costs.

    Is this the much balleyhooed YAHAPALANAYA that we were promised? Sounds more like a YAMAPALANAYA!

    I can go on and on about the OUTRAGEOUS ANTICS and MONUMENTAL FOLLIES of the players of the Yamapalanaya Bandwagon.

    These things MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION of the VOTERS to PREVENT a REPETITION of that DAY OF INFAMY January 8, 2015 due to the UNCHALLENGED DISSEMINATION of MORE LIES to MISLEAD an UNINFORMED and GULLIBLE PUBLIC!

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