HC re-notices President, PM

Trial against Tissa Attanayake


By Chitra Weerarathne

Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi yesterday re-noticed President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to appear before the court on Dec. 4, to testify in the trial against Tissa Attanayake, the former General Secretary of the UNP.

Yesterday, the trial was put off when the Counsel Nissanka Nanayakkara PC, who represented these two witnesses informed the court that they had to attend very important official duties yesterday.

Attanayake has been indicted on a charge of forgery of documents implicating Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe in the run-up to the last presidential election.

Kalinga Indatissa, P.C. appeared for Attanayake.

Additional Solicitor General Vasantha Navaratne Bandara P.C. appeared for the Attorney General.

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