Namal Karunaratne challenges Kurunegala Mayor to file court case

Namal Karunaratne challenges Kurunegala Mayor to file court case

Namal Karunaratne challenges Kurunegala Mayor to file court case

Written by Staff Writer

08 Aug, 2020 | 10:17 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Namal Karunaratne, a former provincial councillor has challenged the Kurunegala Mayor who sent him a demand letter to charge him in court.

Karunaratne had filed a case against a group including the mayor fover the destruction of King Buwanekabahu II’s Assembly Hall in Kurunegala.

“The Mayor had sent a Letter of Demand through his lawyer asking me to pay 500 million or that a case would be filed against me,” the former councillor said.

“I wish to say that I will not pay even five cents”.

Karunaratne pointed out that it is the group including the mayor who have bulldozed archaeological resources by claiming to have a wonderful reputation.

“We will receive an opportunity to make submissions to court on murders, and the ransoms that have been extorted. Therefore, please file a case,” he remarked.

Although it has been 25 days since the archaeological structure was demolished, no action has been taken the individuals concerned.

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