Ex-Minister Remanded for Paper Fudge

Published: 03rd February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2015 04:20 AM   |  A+A-

COLOMBO: Former Health Minister in the Rajapaksa government, Tissa Attanayake, was on Monday remanded to judicial custody till Feb 11 on a complaint by Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe that he had forged and publicised a document to show that they had entered into a “anti-national” agreement with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the run up to the January 8 election. 

Attanayake, who had defected from Wickremesinghe’s UNP during the election campaign and joined the Rajapaksa government as Health Minister, had charged that Sirisena and Wickremesinghe had agreed to virtually divide Lanka on ethnic lines to get TNA’s support.

He produced a copy of the “agreement” purportedly signed on Nov 1, 2014.

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