Champika withdraws defamation case filed against Mawbima newspaper

Minister Champika Ranawaka has withdrawn a defamation case filed against the Mawbima newspaper.

Ranawaka had in 2015 sent a letter of demand to Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd and the Chief Editor of the Mawbima newspaper demanding a sum of 500 million as compensation to be paid over a news item published in the daily newspaper. (Colombo Gazette)