Finance Minister sends Rs. 2 b letter of demand to UPFA MP

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:32 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has sent a letter of demand to UPFA Kalutara District parliamentarian Piyal Nishantha demanding compensation of Rs.2 billion for making a defamatory statement publicly against the minister on a television channel. 

The minister’s lawyers have sent the letter of demand to MP Piyal Nishantha recently to claim the damage.  

MP Piyal Nishantha has made this defamatory statement against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake while participating in a live political program ‘Satana’ on Sirasa television channel that broadcast on 7 June.

In his letter of demand, Finance Minister Karunanayake stated that the said defamatory statement by MP Piyal Nishantha has damaged his name as the current finance minister, professional as well as a politician of this country.

In his letter of demand to MP Piyal Nishantha, it stated that legal action will be instigated in the event the MP fails to pay the said money within 14 days.