Tissa grilled at Bribery Commission

Tissa grilled at Bribery Commission

June 17, 2015   10:35 am

Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake was today summoned to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption to record a statement regarding his acceptance of a ministerial portfolio before the Presidential Election.

Attanayake was made Health Minister for less than three weeks after he defected from the UNP and pledged support to then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was seeking a third term in office.  

Rajapaksa eventually lost to his former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who himself defecated from the government to contest the Presidential Election as the Common Candidate.

The former UNP General Secretary was expelled from the party following a decision taken by the its working committee.

On February 11, Attanayake was released on bail after being arrested on criminal charges of falsifying documents.

 

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