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* Tissa Attanayake discharged from the forged document case after parties reach settlement
Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 09:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today released former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, who is alleged of producing a forged document to media, from his charges as the plaintiffs and the defendant have reached to settle the case.

When the case was taken up Wednesday before Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi, President's Counsel Kalinga Indatissa Attorney representing the accused Tissa Attanayake, informed the court that his client apologizes if the publicizing of the document, which is the basis of the case, has caused any difficulty or loss to the plaintiffs; Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena.

PC Kalinga Indatissa also assured the court that the defendant will not produce such documents hereafter.

The attorneys representing the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena did not object to this announcement.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appearing on behalf of the Attorney General informed the court that it is important for responsible people to understand the gravity of the statements they make to media.

However, he stated that there was no objection to closing the case at the discretion of the court as the defendant and plaintiff parties have somewhat reconciled and as the defendant repents his actions.

Accordingly the hearing of the case was ended according to the terms of the Code of Criminal Procedure while the High Court Judge ordered to release the defendant from the charges.

The Attorney General on 9th September 2016 filed charges against Attanayake in the Colombo High Court on producing a document with forged signatures of the then common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena and the then opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe during the 2015 presidential election campaign.

The document was alleged to be a secret agreement between the UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and the then common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.

Attanayake was charged under the Presidential Elections Act for displaying the forged document to the media, thereby affecting the candidate Sirisena's presidential campaign.


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