Anura sues Johnston claiming Rs.500 million | Daily News

Anura sues Johnston claiming Rs.500 million

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday filed a lawsuit in Colombo District Court against Kurunegala District MP Johnston Fernando and Derana TV channel.

He is claiming Rs.500 million as damages from Fernando for allegedly making and telecasting a defamatory statement on the JVP leader during a meeting held in Tangalle.

In the lawsuit, the JVP leader Anura Kumara has named former Minister Johnston Fernando and Derana Macro Entertainment, as respondents.

The JVP leader alleged that in a statement made by MP Johnston Fernando on October 15, 2017 included defamatory remarks alleging that he obtained money from Minister Malik Samarawickrema at his residence.

The alleged defamatory words were said by Johnston Fernando at a meeting held in Tangalle Urban Council ground and it had been telecast on Derana TV news.

He further stated that the defendant Johnston Fernando had made this statement with wrongful intention to defame or injure (Animus-Injuriandi) to him.

The plaintiff alleged that the concerned statement caused damage to his reputation and he claimed Rs.500 million as damages. 


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