UPFA Mahinda Rajapakse`s campaign team yesterday said they would take legal action against the UNP demanding Rs. 300 million each for starring in its political advertisements.
Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the UNP was using parts of statements made by him and his colleagues for political mileage and taking them out of context.
?These ads are being run on television stations which were known to be linked to the UNP,? the Minister charged.
He said unlike the children used in UNP commercials, the government members would demand millions for starring in main roles in these commercials.
However, a Colombo Court recently turned down an appeal by JVP Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe who requested that advertisements telecast using a statement made by him be stopped.