The case filed by UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera in the Matara Magistrate’s Court against the Sirasa Media Network and its Chairman R. Rajamahendaran (aka Kili Maharaja) was dismissed yesterday, after the business tycoon’s lawyers said there was no evidence to prove he was the chairman of the broadcasting network.
Court had previously issued summons to Chairman of the Capital Maharaja Group, R. Rajamahendran to appear in the Matara Court on December 11.
However, when lawyers for Rajamahendran filed a motion saying he had not committed an offence, the Magistrate changed the order saying the MTV Chairman did not need to be in court.
Attorney for Rajamahendran President’s Counsel Rienzie Aresecularatne told Court yesterday when the matter came up that the petitioner had failed to name the respondents at the Sirasa Network. The attorney argued that Capital Maharaja Organization was a group of companies that engages in various businesses and while R. Rajamahendran is the Chairman, he is but one of 15 individuals.
Colombo Telegraph has in its possession letters authored by Rajamahendran in his capacity as Chairman, with regard to the Sirasa Media Network, which we publish here in the public interest.