Tissa files petition against expulsion from UNP
March 6, 2015 04:06 pm
Former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake today filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the cancellation of his party membership by the United National Party (UNP).
The former UNP General Secretary, who pledged support to then President Mahinda Rajapaksa ahead of the Presidential Election in January, was expelled from the party following a decision taken by the its working committee.
On February 11, Attanayake was released on bail after being arrested on criminal charges of falsifying documents.
Attanayake, who was made Health Minister for less than three weeks after he defected from the UNP, is accused of fabricating the document to discredit President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.