Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Court grants Tissa Attanayake permission to travel overseas, case postponed to March 25
Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 01:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 12, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, who is alleged of producing a forged document to media, permission to travel overseas.

When the case was taken up before the Colombo High Court Judge, Vicum Kaluarachchi today, President's Counsel Kalinga Indratissa appearing for Attanayake informed the court that the defense hopes to expedite the proceeding of the case.

Making submissions to the court, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris said that the prosecution needs time to study the relevant facts.

Accordingly, the High Court Judge advised the two lawyers to explain further the possibility of closing the case in a short time.

Accepting a request from the defense counsel, High Court Judge granted permission for Attanayake to travel abroad from February 14 to March 10.

According inly, the case will be taken up again on March 25.

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.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Reconstructions of damaged churches have begun, Minister Premadasa says
-- [3 hours ago]
Nine of the suspects arrested over Easter Day attacks remanded
-- [4 hours ago]
31 foreign nationals confirmed killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks
-- [5 hours ago]
U.S. President calls Sri Lanka Prime Minister and pledges support to bring perpetrators to justice
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests five Sri Lankans transporting about 275 kg of heroin at sea
-- [5 hours ago]
INTERPOL deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist investigations into bomb attacks
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Prime Minister apprises diplomatic corps of current situation
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President to seek international assistance for investigations into the bomb attacks
-- [7 hours ago]
AMCHAM Sri Lanka condemns Easter Sunday attacks
-- [7 hours ago]
President appoints three-member committee to probe bomb blasts

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.