The Colombo District Court has today (23) ordered a state owned media institution to pay a sum of Rs. 500 million to a main opposition UNP legislator.
The court has ordered the state owned Lake House to pay a sum of Rs. 500 million to UNP parliamentarian Wijedasa Rajapakse following a defamation case filed by him against the Sinhala weekend newspaper, Silumina published by Lake House.
Rajapakse had filed the defamation case against the newspaper over an article published on November 18, 2007.
Courts have ordered Lake House to pay Rs. 500 million in damages to Rajapakse.