Defamation suit filed against terror "expert" in Canada

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:07 GMT]
The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) is suing in Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, a Singapore-based “terrorism” expert for defamation of CTC, Toronto Star reported. The plaintiffs charge that in an interview to a Sri Lankan newspaper, Rohan Gunaratne had said that "the outlawed Tamil Tigers organization was operating in Canada under the name of “the Canadian Tamil Congress.”"

The suit also adds the Sri Lanka news paper Lakbima which published the interview as a second defendant.

“He has trashed us repeatedly and no one has ever challenged him,” the paper quoted CTC spokesperson David Poopalapillai, one of the individuals also suing Gunaratna, as saying. “He needs to be stopped, or at least asked to prove what he is saying is right.”

In the 12-page defamation suit, the congress also alleges that Gunaratna engaged in innuendo implying that the congress is responsible for “terrorist acts and human smuggling” and “other violent activities,” the paper said.


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