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Sirocco unconditionally retracts all allegations against its former overseas business manager


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Sirocco Air Technologies Ltd., a company which has for the past nine years been at the forefront of designing and installing ventilation systems for domestic, commercial and industrial use and has over the course of the last few years expanded its operations beyond Sri Lanka, agreed to settle its litigation with the former Overseas Business Development Manager Chamith Perera. 

Action was instituted by Sirocco in September 2016, seeking several reliefs including damages in a sum of Rs. 20 million and several ex parte Enjoining Orders were obtained preventing the Chamith Perera from engaging in certain business activities. The action was instituted by Sirocco in terms of Section 160(6) of the Intellectual Property Act No. 36 of 2003 for the alleged disclosure of undisclosed information by Chamith Perera. 

Upon Chamith Perera filing his Objections in October 2017, three out of the four interim injunctions sought by Sirocco were refused by the Commercial High Court and accordingly the ex parte Enjoining Orders obtained were vacated. Further, Chamith Perera, counter sued Sirocco for a sum of Rs. 10 million on account of wrongfully obtaining Enjoining Orders against him. 

On 25 January, the parties agreed to settle their dispute and not proceed to trial, with Sirocco 

paying a sum of Rs. 150,000.00 as cost of litigation to Chamith Perera 

agreeing to vacate the interim injunction which was issued.

unconditionally and unreservedly retracting the allegations made in the Plaint against Chamith Perera 

agreeing not to make any further allegations against Chamith Perera in relation to his employment with Sirocco. 

In view of the aforesaid Chamith Perera has agreed not to pursue the Claim in Reconvention against Sirocco. 

Attorney at Law with Nadun Wijesriwardena Attorneys at Law Nishan Premathiratne, instructed by Sanjaya Fonseka, had originally appeared for the Plaintiff Sirocco Air Technologies Ltd. Subsequent to the vacation of the Interim Injunctions, the Plaintiff’s legal time had changed. 

 Attorney at Law with Pulasthi Rupasinha Thishya Weragoda and Iresh Seneviratne Attorneys at Law instructed by Niluka Dissanayake appeared for the Defendant Chamith Perera. 

 


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