High Court grants bail to Tissa Attanayake

High Court grants bail to Tissa Attanayake

December 5, 2016   10:33 am

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The Colombo High Court today granted bail to former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake in the case against him for allegedly preparing fraudulent documents, Ada Derana reporter said.


The former Health Minister had been remanded until December 05, after he appeared before the Court on 04 November. 


Tissa Attanayake was released on a personal bail of Rs.25,000 and four personal bails of Rs.500,000 each.


The former UNP General Secretary is accused of forging the signatures of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena in a letter. Attanayake, who defected from the then opposition and was made Health Minister for less than three weeks, is accused of fabricating the document to discredit the President and the PM. 


However, Attanayake has said that the purported document was received by him the day he assumed duties as the Minister of Health.

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