Written by Staff Writer
12 Feb, 2019 | 5:06 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) -The defence and the prosecution in the case filed against former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake have agreed to conclude judicial proceedings. Both parties informed the Colombo High Court today (February 12).
The case filed charged that Attanayake fraudulently used the signatures of the incumbent President and Prime Minister. The document presented to the media on December 22nd, 2014 was an attempt to incite racism. The intention was to manipulate the election results of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The Attorney General charged Attanayake with three indictments in accordance with The Presidential Elections act, Penal Ordinance act and The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The case was called before High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi today(February 12). Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris said that the defence had addressed a letter to the Attorney General regarding the withdrawal of the indictments.
He added that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is listed as the first witness in the case had consented to conclude the case through reconciliation. Attorney-at-Law Niroshan Perera appearing for the Prime Minister informed the court that his client wishes to know if the case could be concluded through an apology or any other means.
Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris informed the court that a letter will be sent to the President, listed as the second witness, to learn his views on the matter.
The case will be called up again for hearing on the March 25th.
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