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This follows on my letter of 27 February 2013 to Risidra Mendis of the newspaper 'Ceylon Today', which should be read first (here) for context. In the wake of that letter, Ms Mendis had promised that she would “be responding to the email sent by Rohan Pethiyagoda soon” but to date (20 April) there hasn’t been a hum from her. She had also justified her shameful attack on Dr van der Poorten with the statement “It is very interesting to see people like … Rohan P defending a person who has openly violated the law”. In this article I comment on another attack launched by Ms Mendis against another respected Sri Lankan scientist and also discuss her personal code of ethics. It might interest readers to discover who it was that has “violated the law”.