Thursday, November 17, 2011
Dilith Jayaweera obtains enjoining order against Shan Wickremesinghe
The Colombo district court has issued an enjoining order against TNL chairman Shan Wickremesinghe, preventing him from carrying any news against Triad Advertising’s joint managing director Dilith Jayaweera.
Judge Ranjith Wathupola today (Nov. 16) issued the order which will be effective for a 14 day period.
He was taking up a petition filed by Mr. Jayaweera, accusing TNL of having carried news defamatory of him and claiming Rs. 500 million as damages.
The petitioner notes that the media institution had questioned as to how he has acquired wealth, after not having any money while studying in the Law College.
Also, Triad Advertising is involved in advertising campaigns of the government, including ‘Api Wenuwen Api’, and the allegation against him is defamatory, he adds.
source : sri lanka mirror