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Court permits Attanayake to travel abroad

The Colombo High Court yesterday ordered to temporally release former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake’s passport enabling him to travel Japan.

Filing a motion in court, Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake sought Court’s permission to travel to Japan.

He was allowed to travel Japan between November 14 and November 24 by High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi.

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

The Attorney General filed indictments against Tissa Attanayake for allegedly displaying a fraudulent document to the media during the last Presidential Election by inciting racial or religious hatred among communities.

The accused had been charged under Section 3(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act No. 56 of 2007. This is the first time in Sri Lanka an accused had been indicted in the High Court by the Attorney General over an offence that comes under the ICCPR Act.

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

 


 

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