Tissa Attanayake gets relief from court
February 5, 2015 01:05 pm
The Fort Magistrate’s Court today allowed Tissa Attanayake MP to attend Parliament sessions on 5, 6, and 7, February. Attanayake who was the former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) have been remanded until 11 February over reports he displayed an alleged secret agreement letter said to have signed between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at a press conference held in Colombo.
Magistrate Thilina Gamage granted permission for Attanayake to attend the Parliament sessions after considering a motion filed by Attorney at Law Kalinga Indatissa.
The Parliamentarian, who was at the time Health Minister of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, displayed the agreement letter and alleged President Sirisena and the Prime Minister of signing the secret agreement, in addition to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in the public. Attanayake also alleged the secret agreement of containing several terms that could be harmful to the country.