Defamation action against Lake House: date set

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 October 1999, 13:11 GMT]
The fifty million rupee civil defamation suit filed by the Opposition Leader of the Western Provincial Council Karu Jayasuriya against the Lake House Press comes up for trial on January 24 next year.

Colombo Additional District Judge N. Yogasigamany yesterday made the order fixing the trial date.

In this suit Karu Jayasuriya of the United National Party complains that the article that appeared in the Dinamina, Sinhala daily of the Lake House, under the caption "Prove your integrity for the Local Government Elections" on March 19, 1977 was defamatory of him and caused him mental anguish.

 

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