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Gotabaya to claim damages from Chandrika

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa's lawyer will send a letter of demand to former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, for publicly slandering him, leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday (15).

Addressing a media briefing in Colombo, Gammanpila also claimed that the current government has contracted 'Gotabayaphobia', because various steps have been taken against the former Defence Secretary.

"Also, they have kept nine officials of the Army in custody for nearly a month, over the disappearance of journalist Pradeep Eknaligoda, to get a statement against Gotabaya Rajapaksa, but still the government has been unsuccessful," Gammanpila added. Gammanpila also stated, former senior DIG Anura Senanayake was not granted bail until he accused Gotabaya Rajapaksa of being responsible for ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen's death.