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Tissa Attanayake seeks Court’s permission to go abroad

Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake yesterday sought the Court’s permission to travel abroad and his request is to be considered on December 4 by the Colombo High Court.

Filing a motion before High Court Judge Wikum Kaluarachchi, Tissa Attanayake requested that he be allowed to travel to Australia to participate his daughter’s graduation ceremony.

Tissa Attanayake’s passport has been impounded by Court for allegedly displaying a fraudulent document to the media during the last Presidential Election for the purpose of affecting the result of then Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena.

The accused had been charged under Section 3(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act No. 56 of 2007.

The Attorney General alleged that Tissa Attanayake had publicly announced on December 22, 2014 that there was a secret agreement between the then Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Attorney General alleged Tissa Attanayake committed an offence under Section 3(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act No. 56 of 2007 by inciting racial or religious hatred among ethnic communities.

The AG has listed 15 persons including President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as witnesses in the case.

Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama appeared for the Attorney General. Counsel Niroshan Siriwardena appeared for the accused. 


 

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