MR backs down from New York Times legal challenge

MR backs down from New York Times legal challenge

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

05 Jul, 2018 | 2:16 am

Colombo (News1st) : 3 Rajapaksa brothers were seen attending an event of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna today.

The event was held at the party office located down Nelum Mawatha in Battaramulla to provide the party membership to its Provincial Council and Local Government representatives.

The event was graced by Mahinda Rajapaksa and saw the participation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa as well.

Speaking at the occasion, the former president expressed his views on the New York Times article and showcased it as part of a political mudslinging campaign. He noted that he is not taking legal action against the New York Times as he is not contesting for office in the United States.  The former strongman categorized pushback from his camp on the New York Times article as an attempt to correct the media instead of suppressing it.

Views on Mahinda Rajapaksa and the New York Times article  were also expressed in Parliament today


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