Tissa Attanayake

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Tissa Attanayake
Minister of Heath
In office
2014 December – 2015 January
Preceded by Maithripala Sirisena
Succeeded by Rajitha Senaratne
Minister of Central Region Development
In office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kandy
In office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for National List
In office
General Secretary of United National Party
In office
Succeeded by Kabir Hashim
Personal details
Born Attanayake Mudiyanselage Kudabanda Tissa Attanayake
(1961-05-17) May 17, 1961 (age 56)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party (1989-2014)
Other political
United National Front (1989-2014)
Residence 410/132 Buller's Road, Colombo 07
Religion Buddhist
Website tissaattanayake.lk

Attanayake Mudiyanselage Kudabanda Tissa Attanayake is a Sri Lankan politician, A former National List member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He was first elected to parliament in 1989. Former general secretary of United National Party, Attanayake was appointed a Minister under the UNP government in 2001 and later by Rajapaksa in 2014. He only served 20 days under Rajapaksa.[1] He resides in Colombo.

Attanayake a loyal member of the United National Party member served as the General Secretary under Ranil Wickramasinghe until he resign from the post just months before the 2015 presidential election to support then president Rajapaksa. He alleged that in addition to the agreements reached with various political parties and organizations in public, Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena has also signed different deals with those parties in private. UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe also said that he wrote to the IGP requesting an inquiry into the concocted agreement and forgery as it carries similar signatures of the duo. [2]

He was later arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).[3]

He was released on bail, following the courts ruling that they did not have enough evidence to hold him in remand captivity. [4]


  1. ^ "Tissa Attanayake resigns". adaderana.lk. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "No Secret Agreement". hirunews.lk. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tissa Attanayake remanded". adaderana.lk. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tissa Attanayake released on bail". newsfirst.lk. Retrieved 12 February 2015.