On the 4th of December 2008 the Secretary of Defence Mr.Gotabhaya Rajapaksa filed act against Lasantha Wickramathunge, editor and The head Publications (Pvt) Ltd, publisher of the Sunday Leader Newspaper for its ongoing attack against the Secretary and the military organization claiming compensation amounting to Rs.1 Billion from the Sunday Leader Newspaper for good-looking in insulting reporting.
This plaint based on defamatory allegations and hateful accusations was filed in the Mt.Lavinia District Courts. On the second trial scheduled for 30 January 2009 before District Judge Priyantha Fernando, the Enjoining Order against the Sunday Leader Newspaper was comprehensive for the next time till 26 February 2009.
This additional room will ensure that the Sunday Leader will be banned from script about the Secretary of Defence during the period of the said Enjoining Order. legal envoy Reshan Gamage appeared on behalf of the defendant, Sunday Leader.