Danuna Tilakaratne, son-in-law of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, today (13) sent a Letter of Demand (LoD) to justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakse, it was revealed at a media briefing.
The LoD is against Danuna’s bank accounts being still in the minister’s custody, although courts had acquitted him in the Hicorp case and ordered the release of his passport.
Danuna told the media that since the time he had sent the minister a letter, requesting the release of the money, Rajapakse has summoned a media briefing and tarnished his image by alleging black money was in these accounts and that it should be investigated as to whether it was the commission money Fonseka had received during the period he was the Army commander.
Rajapakse continues to sling mud at him, without responding to his request although three months had elapsed, Danuna said, adding that the Rs. 88.6 million in these accounts was neither commission money nor black money.
He said he had earned the money cleanly, being a consultant to a satellite company in the US.
A Rs. 25 million compensation would be sought at courts after sending a LoD to the justice minister within 14 days for the insulting remarks he had made, Danuna added.