Hague summons reaches Rajapakse for US Court case

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 June 2011, 06:43 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s local media reported that the Sri Lanka Justice Department has received the summons filed in connection with the Monoharan et al v. Rajapaksa (Civil Action No. 11-235(CKK) under the Hague Convention. This notification and demonstrated failure of Mr Rajapakse to answer the complaint will allow the Court to proceed to the next step in proposing a last resort attempt at service by publication or to move to consider a default judgment, plaintiffs’ attorney Bruce Fein told TamilNet.

“[...] the government was not overly ruffled by this decision, and would not respond to it,” Daily Mirror said quoting unnamed sources.

If the plaintiffs succeed in convincing the District Court of District of Columbia’s Judge Colleen Kollar−Kotelly the the Court has personal jurisdiction over Mahinda Rajapakse then that will clear the way for the Court to issue a default judgement Mr. Fein told TamilNet.

The default judgement would force Rajapakse to provide a monetary award closer to $30M.


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