In the letter sent through his lawyer, Weeraratne accused Fernando of making defamatory claims at a recent media briefing.
He also accused Fernando of making false claims with regards to a controversial video circulating on social media.
Weeraratne has demanded that Fernando immediately cease making defamatory claims against him and provide a written assurance in this regard within 14 days.
If Fernando fails to comply Weeraratne has threatened to take legal action and seek monetary damages.
Meanwhile, Fernando said that he has handed over the matter to his lawyers.
Fernando tweeted saying he had not received the letter of demand, but it had been shared on social media.
“According to law a LOD has to be served on the person to whom it is sent. I am yet to receive any LOD from Iraj Weeraratne. But social media has already carried it. That shows the intention of those behind this episode who are focused on damaging my reputation,” he said.
Fernando said he has handed the matter over to his lawyers and they will communicate with Iraj Weeraratne. (Colombo Gazette)