Defence Secretary to take legal action against journalist Chamuditha, two others | Sri Lanka News

Defence Secretary Kamal Gunarathne said he would take legal action against three persons including journalist Chamuditha Samarawickrama, demanding compensation of Rs. 500 million each for defamation through social media.

The Defence Secretary said that he has taken action to file cases against three persons demanding Rs. 500 million compensation each for damaging his reputation and image by making defamatory statements targeting him recently.

Gen. Gunaratne said he intends to seek justice against a person called Asela Dharmasiri for making various defamatory statements targeting the Defence Secretary through the Youtube channel ‘truth with Chamuditha’ and his numerous Facebook accounts and also against journalist Chamuditha Samarawickrama, the owner of the Youtube channel.  

He further claimed that he was defamed by the facts recently published by a website called ravanalankanews and has taken steps to file a lawsuit against G.P. Nisshanka, who is believed to be running the website, demanding a compensation of 500 million rupees.

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