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* Director of Sri Lankan President's media unit seeks Rs. 500 million in damage from newspaper
Sat, Jan 4, 2014, 09:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 04, Colombo: Director of Sri Lankan President's media unit Vijayananda Herath has sent a letter of demand to a Sinhala Sunday newspaper seeking damage of Rs. 500 million for insulting him.

The official seeks damage from the 'Lanka' newspaper for calling him a thief.

An official of the President's media unit was recently nabbed at the Dubai airport as he attempted to steal a Rs. 300,000 worth video camera. The official was part of the President's entourage returning from Kenya in December.

The official's name was not revealed but he was sacked immediately after his return to the island.

'Lanka' newspaper, which is owned by Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), published the culprit's name as Vijayananda Herath.

Herath's lawyer says that he would sue the newspaper unless it pays the damage.

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