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Major Gen. Sallay demands Rs.1 Bn from Yasmin Sooka, ITJP

State Intelligence Services (SIS) Director, Major General Suresh Sallay, has sent a Letter of Demand for Rs.One Billion to Yasmin Sooka and the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP).

The said Letter of Demand sent through Major General Sallay’s attorney Pasan Weerasinghe, , states that on or about June 1, 2020, Yasmin Sooka, in her capacity as the Executive Director of the ITJP has issued a press statement making various defamatory remarks against Major General Sallay. The press statement is said to be published via the ITJP Sri Lanka’s website.

The Letter of Demand highlights the defamatory implications have resulted in parties with vested interests making attempts on the life of Major General Sallay. Further, the Letter of Demand goes on to mention the numerous awards and achievements of Major General Sallay and the resultant character and reputation he has thus garnered.

It states that the defamatory remarks of Sooka published by the ITJP Sri Lanka website had caused a significant damage to the Major General’s character and reputation which the Major General has valued at Sri Lankan Rupees One Billion and in turn, demanded that Sooka and ITJP pay Sallay for the damage caused to his reputation.

The Letter of Demand has also notified Sooka and the ITJP to cease and desist from issuing further defamatory remarks and the intention of Major General Sallay to seek litigative remedies, both Civil and or Criminal, if Sooka and the ITJP fails to adhere to said demands.

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