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Health Minister Tissa Attanayake in his response to the letter of demand sent by common opposition candidate Maitripala Sirisena rejected the allegation that the alleged agreement between Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maitripala Sirisena had been fabricated.


The response sent through his lawyer Chandrakumara De Silva to Mr. Sirisena’s lawyer Sandun S. K. Gamage said: “Few days prior to December 22, 2014, my client received a document which he found to be the agreement signed between your client and Mr. Wickremesinghe dated November 1, 2014. On a reading of the said document my client realized that his fears as regards concessions jeopardizing the national security and the unitary state had been included in the said agreement so as to appease those who are espousing federalism and/or separatism.


My Client was also surprised that this document has not been revealed to the public. He as a patriotic politician and as an ordinary citizen of the country was convinced that it was his duty to reveal the contents of the said document to the public, as it was a matter of national security and threat to a Unitary State.


“As a former General Secretary of the United National Party for eight years and a Member of Parliament since 1989 my client is familiar with the signatures of Mr. Wickremesinghe as well as of your client in as much as your client was the former General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and a former Cabinet Minister. Therefore he has no reason to doubt the authenticity of the said document, more so as the contents of the said Agreement referred to in the 2nd paragraph of your letter, had been the subject of discussion referred to above at which discussions both your client and Mr. Wickremesinghe and other opposition political leaders were present.


“My client totally denies that the agreement referred to in your letter had been ‘concocted’ or ‘fabricated’ by my client. Further my client reserves the right to sue your client inter alia for damages or defaming him by falsely alleging that my client concocted or fabricated the said agreement and giving the same wide publicity in the print and electronic media.


“My client specifically states that he disclosed the said document and its contents purely with a bona fide intention in the National Interest in fulfillment of his duty as a patriotic politician and as a citizen to apprise the public of its contents especially at this juncture. My client also notes that your client has not denied the existence of an agreement between Mr. Wickremesinghe and your client but had merely stated that this particular agreement is ‘not the agreement’ between them.”

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  • Jegan Wednesday, 31 December 2014 01:01 AM

    weerawansa said that Tissa did not come alone he brought the pepar while he is coming. Did weerawansa a liar?

    Jegan Wednesday, 31 December 2014 01:01 AM

    weerawansa said that Tissa did not come alone he brought the pepar while he is coming. Did weerawansa a liar?

    Ikarus Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:51 AM

    This agreement is genuine and 90% of the readers agree that it was done to satisfy a particular set of the Sri Lankan population which is detrimental to the UNITARY STATUS currently enjoyed by the entire population. Additionally TA was the General Sectretary of the UNP for eight years and a UNP member of the Parliament since 1989. Additionally, as the General Secretary of the UNP he had access to all corrospondence and documents within that party until he joined the Government recently. So he is not a person who is unaware of the repercussions if that doocument was forged. Now the Opposition Leader along with their Presidential candidate was found guilty of hidden agreements to win the votes by betraying the population and trying to instigate the division of Sri Lanka. There is NO SMOKE WITHOUT A FIRE.

    Ram Wednesday, 31 December 2014 03:30 AM

    It was public knowledge for over 2 months. He must make some contribution to the govt. and have concocted the letter

    sri Wednesday, 31 December 2014 05:05 AM

    He makes sense !

    Arjuna Ranawana Wednesday, 31 December 2014 06:51 AM

    Letter is not enough. Get ready to appear in the court after 8th.

    wer Wednesday, 31 December 2014 08:04 AM

    Nonsense

    premalal Wednesday, 31 December 2014 08:35 AM

    This is like a plea of insanity

    premalal Wednesday, 31 December 2014 08:37 AM

    Tissa never made sense. Tissa never made sense

    Piss Wednesday, 31 December 2014 11:05 AM

    Tissa PissaGana Keyada

    Jan Chandra Wednesday, 31 December 2014 12:13 PM

    TNA support to Sirisena confirms the agreement is true.

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 01 January 2015 06:08 AM

    all these days stages are used to market agreements

    jim pappa Thursday, 01 January 2015 12:38 PM

    TA seems to have got his wires crossed. How come he get possesion of such an important document after leaving UNP?

    yal Thursday, 01 January 2015 02:39 PM

    This document is a bona fide one as everything TNA wants and Ranil willing to give is included in it. Cannot be a arbitrary fabrication. Beware Sinhalese. U will lose ur motherland?


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