For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Colombo additional district court judge T.D. Gunasekara issued the order today (Mar. 23) after considering a defamation case filed by the MP.
The petitioner alleged that ‘Silumina’ had published the defamatory article on 14 November 2007, just four days after he left the UPFA and joined the UNP.
The court decided the petitioner had proved the charge beyond doubts.
MP Karu Jayasuriya, Ven. Maduluwawe Shobhitha, Ven. Banagala Upatissa and Ven. Kiniyawala Palitha Theras submitted evidence by affidavits on behalf of the petitioner.
Mr. Rajapaksha was represented by president’s counsel Romesh de Silva and attorney Sugath Caldera.