The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Shavendra Silva through his lawyers has forwarded a letter of demand over Wimal Weerawansa’s MP outright lies and baseless allegations of complicit in an alleged conspiracy to overthrow the government during the speech made at the book launch of ‘Nine: The Hidden Story’ at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on the evening of April 25 and the book itself.
It is also alleged that the MP made similar statements on a TV Programme ‘Salakuna’ aired by Hiru TV and in many other occasions.
General Shavendra Silva in his letter of demand has further claimed the statements made by the MP on him and Sri Lanka Army were absolutely false and baseless. It is said that they have been fabricated and published with the mala fide and ulterior motive to bring defame General Shavendra Silva and tarnish his hard-earned good name and reputation both locally and overseas over his unblemished service to the nation for nearly 40 years. Also, the MP has purely targeted his political acquisitions through such indecent acts.