district court judge refused to turn a prohibition against Sri Lanka Mirror:

Sri Lanka: Interim injunction request by Jiffy against newspaper rejected

Earlier this year, several articles on the emission of toxic waste water by Jiffy Sri Lanka appeared on Sri Lankan news websites. According to a news release by Jiffy, the company was targeted by falsified claims on the ‘discharge of toxic effluent’ into the Sri Lanka environment. As a reaction, Jiffy took legal action against the newspaper Sri Lankan Mirror and "person’s involved trying to damage the company’s sustainable reputation", Jiffy said.

But now, according to an article on srilankamirror.lk, Colombo district court judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi has refused to turn a prohibition against the newspaper Sri Lanka Mirror into an interim injunction, as requested by Jiffy Products which says the website’s exposures of environmental pollution by the company in its production process amounts to slander.

Jiffy has filed a case, seeking Rs. 700 million in damages over an article published by the newspaper on June 27, which says the local river Deduru Oya is being polluted by the company.


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