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George Steuart obtains enjoining order against MTV/ Sirasa

23 Nov 2020

The Colombo District Court today issued an enjoining order against MTV Channel (Pvt.) Ltd. in a defamation case filed by George Steuart Health (Pvt.) Ltd. over defamatory news broadcast on its prime time news telecasts. The plaint referred to several false and defamatory need segments carried out by Sirasa on News 1st on the 11, 13 and 16 November referring to the import of rapid antigen test kits by George Steuart Health. The plaintiff in their plant listed out the repeated instances of factually incorrect news to mislead public and defame George Steuart Health as well as it's Chairman. The damages claimed amounted to Rs. 2 billion. The enjoining order issued today prevents MTV channel and its agents and employees from defaming George Steuart Health, its Chairman and its key officers in any manner in any forum whatsoever.

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