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* Former Sri Lanka Army Commander's party to take legal action against allegation of killing senior editor
Thu, Feb 27, 2014, 12:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 27, Colombo: The Democratic Party of Sri Lanka led by the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka plans to take legal action against the party's former Media Coordinator Sanjeeva Samarasinghe for making defamatory statements.

Samarasinghe has made a statement indicating the involvement of Fonseka with the killing of the founding editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunga in 2009.

Democratic Party Deputy Leader Jayantha Ketagoda told a news conference that Samarasinghe had made false allegations against Fonseka.

Ketagoda said that such allegations were being made by Samarasinghe on the directives of certain members of the ruling party.

He charged that the governing party was engaged in a campaign to tarnish the image of the Democratic Party since it has been gradually gaining ground in the past few years.

Samarasinghe held a news conference on Tuesday and levelled various allegations against Fonseka stating that he was a dictator and had the dangerous attitude of destroying all his opponents.

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