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.


Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Several areas flooded as river water levels continues to rise due to heavy rainfall

Several areas flooded as river water levels continues to rise due to heavy rainfall

How the CID uncovered details on drug networks of ' Harak Kata ' and 'Kudu Salindu'

Passengers left stranded as sudden railway strike leads to multiple train delays

Restaurant owners urge govt. to control the ' egg mafia '

Litro and Laugfs Gas announce price hike


Ada Derana Prime Time News Bulletin 6.55 pm

Headlines of the Ada Derana 6.55pm News Bulletine - 2023.10.04