Cooray sues Rajendran for
violation of agreement
B. Sirisena Cooray in his plaint to the District Court of
Colombo, claiming Rs, ten thousand million from Colombo
Municipal Council Member Annapillai K.M.S. Rajendran, stated to
court that he and his supporters spent money for the Independent
Group under the leadership of Rajendran at the last municipal
He further stated that he entered in to agreement with Rajendran,
who contested the municipal election as the Independent Group
Leader, on May 17, 2006.
According to that agreement, Rajendran had undertaken to do the
(a) Tender resignation letters of the Independent Group that is
at the aforesaid election.
(b) Appoint members of the said council only on the
recommendation of B. Sirisena Cooray.
(c) Appoint the mayor and deputy mayor of the said council only
on the recommendation in writing by B. Sirisena Cooray.
(d) Support the party of B. Sirisena Cooray in any form of
litigation in any manner whatsoever per
taining to the Colombo Municipal Council
When the majority of Rajendran group was elected to the council,
he had allegedly violated the agreement.
Plaintiff Cooray further stated that Rajendran and his group
were elected to council due to his support and justifiable
expectations were created by his supporters and himself among
the voters of Colombo city.
Dr. Jayatissa de Costa appears for the plaintiff instructed by
Attorney-at-Law Bandula Gunasekera.- SS