Former Attorney General’s Department Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe PC and former Bribery Commission Director General filed a lawsuit against former Cabinet Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, seeking Rs. 1 billion in damages and an interim injunction barring him from further defaming her and from disposing of assets without setting aside Rs. 1 billion in assets.
Chandaka Jayasundara PC appeared on behalf of Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe PC at the hearing for the aforementioned case, which was brought by Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe PC through her attorney-at-law G.G. Arulpmgasam, today before Additional District Judge Maheshi de Silva. Chandaka Jayasundara PC made submissions seeking to issue summons and in the first instance, only to issue a notice of an interim injun
The defendant was ordered by the Bribery Commission to appear before it to address the allegations of bribery against him, according to the Plaint. However, Defendant refused to do so, and after the Bribery Commission requested it, the Supreme Court issued a ruling on Defendant. Subsequently, Defendant appeared before the Bribery Commission and provided a statement.
In 2015, following the recording of the statement, the Bribery Commission started legal action against Defendant.
However, due to a technological error, it was withdrawn. As a result, a High Court lawsuit was started, and it is currently pending.
In the complaint submitted by Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, it is stated that on July 16, 2020, following his testimony before the Bribery Commission, the defendant made a statement to the effect that the former Director-General of the Bribery Commission had misled the court and had taken action against him, causing him to be harassed for more than five years.
The former director-general of the Bribery Commission was alleged to have suffered loss and damage in the amount of Rs.1 billion as a result of Defendant’s false and defamatory statement, which also caused her to be humiliated and insulted both as a professional and as a person. Additionally, the untarnished reputation she had built up over the years as a government employee was said to have been ruined.
After hearing the arguments given by the plaintiff’s attorney, the court ordered to serve the defendant with a summons and notice of an interim injunction, both of which are due back on November 29, 2022.
On the plaintiff’s behalf, Chandaka Jayasundara PC appeared alongside Mr. Chinthaka Fernando, Dilumi de Alwis, and Sayuri Liyanasuriya Attorneys-at-Law, as directed by
G.G. Arulpragasam is a lawyer.