Wijedasa to sue Fonseka over Avant-Garde remarks
Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapaksa says that he will file legal action against Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka seeking Rs 500 million as damages for the defamatory statement made against him regarding the Avant Garde issue.
“I have already instructed by attorneys to instigate legal action seeking Rs 500 million as damages. The case will definitely be filed,” he told reporters in Colombo.
The former Army Commander and Democratic Party (DP) leader had accused Rajapaksa of accepting bribes to cover-up the controversial Avant Garde floating armory incident.
“Not only Rajapakshe, but Minister Vajira Abeywardena is also behind this,” Fonseka said at a press conference yesterday.
He also went into say since the Avant Garde Security Service had functioned against the international maritime rules and regulations, it is important to investigate under whose directions it acted.
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I personally highly respect you, so that is the very reason we all voted for you, knowing for sure as a respectable citizen of this country promising to bring good governance and clean up all the corrupt politicians in the last regime and see that proper sentences and judgments are given, but unfortunately we still do not see any off the so called culprits in jail, everyday we see individuals who the entire country know are culprits walking in and out special commission offices and have a nice time. so when are we really going to see some sort of justice done so that the poor man who was robbed of his hard earned money will be be happy to see the guys who did this are finaly paying for what they did
hope we all get to see good governance carried out by gentleman like you before we enter our graves and may generations to come enjoy the fruits of your labor
Everybody here knows whose side I am on. But for a moment forgetting that, police produced all they gathered after the investigation to the attorney general. He is not a Rajapakha’s man. So, if he cannot find stuff substantial enough to file a case, why ordering to continue the investigation? Where were the JVP lion cubs while the police was gathering facts and investigating this case before the files were sent to the AG? Have they been unconscious ling-term then? Aren’t these fair questions to raise?