Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Media Secretary and the Chairman of the CSNTV in Sri Lanka. (www.csntv.lk) Rohan Weliwita said today that he will not be suing the Singapore Government, despite an earlier claim by the Joint Opposition that he was contemplating taking legal action.
“I am not going to take any legal action against the Singapore Govrnment,” Weliwita said in a clarification. The Joint Opposition revealed on Thursday that Weliwita had been deported from Singapore, and cited a hidden hand behind the incident.
Meanwhile in a letter addressed to the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority, Weliwita has requested for a reason as to why he was deported. “I am a renowned media personality in Sri Lanka. I have been engaged in this profession for more than 40 years. During these past years I have visited Singapore more than 125 times,” he said.
Weliwita added that he has attended the Broadcast Asia exhibition more than 15 times. He traveled to Singapore this week to take part in the exhibition.
“I treat Singapore as my second home as I am a regular visitor to your country. I have never violated rules and regulations of Singapore. I have never faced a situation like this before. I believe you will understand the embarrassment I faced at the airport where other personalities from the trade were also present. Loss of my credibility, reputation and the loss of opportunity to attend Broadcast Asia cannot be quantified. I shall be most grateful if you would kindly let me know the reason for refusal for admission and deportation from Singapore,” he said in the letter which was also copied to the Singapore High Commissioner in Sri Lanka.