Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sundays Leader not to carry defamatory articles on Defence Secretary

Sunday Leader Newspaper Organisation has made a promise before courts that it will not publish articles denigrating Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa in the future.

The case came up for hearing before the Mount Lavinia District Court today. The Sunday Leader Newspaper promised before the court that it will not publish any articles defamatory in nature on the Defence Secretary. District Judge Mohamed Mackie said that publishing such articles in the future would amount to contempt of court and a punishable offense. Attorney At Law M.U.M. Ali Sabry appeared for Mr. Gothabaya Rajapaksa on the advice of Attorney At Law Sanath Wijewardena.

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