General Shavendra Silva Sues MP Weerawansa for Defamation Over Content of Recent Book

Former Army Commander General Shavendra Silva has filed a lawsuit against MP Wimal Weerawansa, claiming that his recently published book contains defamatory statements against him and the Sri Lanka Army.

The book accuses General Silva of being involved in an alleged American project related to the conflict.

During the civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), General Shavendra Silva played a crucial role in leading the Sri Lanka Army.

However, MP Weerawansa alleges in his book that General Silva collaborated with former army commander Sarath Fonseka and worked against the government's interests during the conflict.

In response to these serious accusations, General Shavendra Silva has chosen to pursue legal action to protect his reputation and refute the claims made against him in the book.