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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

Politics of threat & intimidation by Lyca mobiles

London, 31 March, (Asiantribune.com):

Lyca mobiles, a UK based mobile phone company has threatened to sue the Sri Lankan Charles Nirmalanathan MP representing the Vanni electoral district.

Lyca mobile, phone company from London, has issued a legal notice to MP Charles Nirmalanathan alleging that he has made number of defamatory and false allegations through a South Indian-based TV station ‘Puthiya Thalaimurai,’ against their housing project that was scheduled to be opened by South Indian aging and fast balding film actor Rajinikanth.

Lyca mobiles, the phone company is owned by Subaskaran Allirajah, a British Citizen and the Phone company has issued legal notice to Sri Lankan MP Nirmalanathan, demanding that the comments immediately withdrawn, an apology is issued and damages of 250 million Sri Lankan Rupees are recouped.

Subaskaran Allirajah, the British Citizen has founded a foundation in his mother’s name - Gnanam Foundation and has come forward on their own to do charity works in Sri Lanka.

It is still not clear whether Gnanam Foundation is a registered charity organization in Sri Lanka? The clarification has to be given by the Foundation people as already doubts have been raised sometime ago by some media organizations – not Asian Tribune.

The village, located in Sinnnaadampan and Puliyankulam in the Vavuniya district contains a community centre and 150 houses, each with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a toilet, Lyca said in an official statement.

The group stated that Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation has no political agenda as claimed by the MP and the project was only an aid programme for a charity solely intended to support the local community, and the allegations are therefore baseless and unfounded.

Unfortunately Lyca mobiles has failed to specify their reasons behind the selection of locations and whether there was any popular requests by public of the area for them to construct those houses under their so called charities.

Whatever said and done, a mobile company based in London, filing legal action against a Sri Lankan Member of Parliament cannot be condoned and tolerated without leveling condemnation.

- Asian Tribune –

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