Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka has filed civil case against
convener of the Voice Against Corruption Organization Wasantha Samarasinghe in the Colombo District Court.
The Minister is demanding a compensation of 1,000 million rupees.
A statement made by Wasantha Samarasinghe was published in the Mawbima newspaper pointing out that the Minister was involved in the 1,800 million rupees coal fraud. The Minister has filed this lawsuit claiming that the statement had damaged his reputation.