It’s raining of defamation cases in Sri Lanka Cricket, as after Nishantha, country’s board president Shammi Silva has now sued his elder brother and former World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga for Rs 5 billion, Cricket Age exclusively learns. This is over an alleged defamatory statement made by the Iconic captain against Shammi in a video, referring him as being corrupt and a thief.
The LOD has been sent through the Attorney-at law MJS Fonseka on May 14. The letter stated that the legal action would be taken against Arjuna if he fails to pay the sum of Rs. 5 Billion as compensation.
Cricket Age understand that in the letter, it has been highlighted that Arjuna leveled the charges without any evidence or findings of corruption against Shammi, that too in the lead of the cricket board election.
“I have been instructed by my client to state that as a result of the said defamatory statement made by you, which was seen by the general public, my client has suffered grave harm, injury and damage to his good name, reputation and credibility” the letter reads.