Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake responding to a notice issued to him yesterday to appear before the Supreme Court on October 25 with regard to alleged contempt of court said he will prove in Courts the veracity of the statements he made on legal professionals.
The Deputy Minister is alleged to have made remarks in contempt of court after he said that certain members in the legal profession were corrupt.
Mr. Ramanayake told the Daily Mirror that he will go before the Supreme Courts and prove the veracity of the statements he made. “I said what I said about the lawyers speaking on behalf of the ordinary people. What I talked about is the plight ordinary people have to undergo when they try to seek redress from courts through some lawyers. I did not refer to all of them but some,” he said.
He said he had already retained a team of honest lawyers including one MP who happens to be a lawyer.
Meanwhile, Mr Ramanayake proposed that all lawyers should be made legally bound to issue receipts for the fees they received from their clients.
“Many professionals such as doctors provide receipts for the payments they charge. Even private sector workers get a pay slip. Therefore lawyers too should be made to give receipts so that one gets an idea on the revenue they generate,” the Deputy Minister added. (Yohan Perera)
BUSHEL Friday, 13 October 2017 06:49
YES SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE WRONG DOERS. IF THEY ARE REALLY SUCKING MONEY AND POINTING OUT THIS MATTER IS NOT A CONTEMPT..
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AjithZ Friday, 13 October 2017 07:07
Its good to fight for what's right and for your principles. However you are shouting too much and sooner or later you are going to be in deep trouble.
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sss Friday, 13 October 2017 07:07
He is right in that legal system is fraught with corrution and abuse. This is an attemt to shut criticism
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dulan Friday, 13 October 2017 07:20
Next to politicians it is greedy professionals(doctors, lawyers,accountants) who are responsible for the sad plight this island is in
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One Shot Friday, 13 October 2017 07:36
So, with one shot he is planning to TOOT everyone?
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K. Tennakoon Friday, 13 October 2017 07:59
Come on Ranjan, we all (youths) with you, no idiots cannot shake you.
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Deshan Samarawickreme Friday, 13 October 2017 08:01
Well said Ranjan Putha.... our blessings are with you, because you stood for the right cause.
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Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 13 October 2017 08:03
You spoke the right thing and don't need to worry, Iron Man.
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Donald Weerasinghe Friday, 13 October 2017 08:05
You could win any battles and teach a good lesson to Gamampilla, Weerawansa and Mahinananda with the right hard slaps.
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Milton Somaratne (GS) Friday, 13 October 2017 18:49
True, these rotten fellows (rouges, thugs and looters) these three guys trying to trap you, but God's blessings are with you as fight for the right and a forward Iron man.
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Sambo Friday, 13 October 2017 08:47
You are 100% right. we are behind you. So many officers work on cases for big bucks.
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Blessing Friday, 13 October 2017 09:33
There is nothing wrong in expressing one's view about something or someone. I like Ranjan for his upright policies!
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Kanthi Friday, 13 October 2017 10:11
You are very correct. Lawyers should provide receipts and disclose the income to the tax department. That is the law.
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Terrence Friday, 13 October 2017 10:22
Good thinking, a receipt should be issued by a layer to its client, which is not happening now.
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shanthapriya Friday, 13 October 2017 10:27
Why doesnt anybody learn this man how to tackle this matter wisely
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nick Friday, 13 October 2017 10:32
this man think life is a film maybe his action can be applied in films but not in real he have to understand he is only a hero in film not in real life so better he come to reality before he become a zero via DM Android App
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nalin Friday, 13 October 2017 11:15
He is 100% right in saying that Lawyers should issue receipts for services rendered to their clients. One cannot compare a Lawyer on the same professional level of a Doctor of Medicine.
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ralahami Friday, 13 October 2017 15:17
Dear R , Addiion to what I say your lawyer must request disclosure of list property registered by Bar Association President, Secretary and executive committee members to check whether the correct property value has been declared and correct tax being paid to the Government . I bet, none will show the correct value hence defrauding the GOSL . If so those lawyers are corrupt hence your statement cannot be contempt of court . YOU WIN YOUR CASE .
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srinath.gunaratne Friday, 13 October 2017 15:25
I don't normally like the behaviour of Ranjan, But this time he is right, Lawyers should stopped amassing black money.This is another set of blood suckers in Sri Lanka that play with people who seek justice.
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kumar Friday, 13 October 2017 15:53
at last we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel.It is time for judiciary to act and not to cover.I see support trickling and soon it will pour.
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nirmala Friday, 13 October 2017 17:58
This man put his foot in his mouth. Being a mouthy, I hope he has a escape valve this time.
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Kanthi Friday, 13 October 2017 20:03
You sound to be a lawyer who plunders client's wedding ring or ear ring as lawyer's fee.
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Senewi Friday, 13 October 2017 18:14
Finally he may apologise
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Ruwan Karunaratne (attorney-at-law) Friday, 13 October 2017 18:51
My son Ranjan you did and spoke the right thing, no need to fear for anything. Teach a good lesson to Gomampilla and Weerawansa, that is all.
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Kamal Ratnayake Friday, 13 October 2017 20:07
Mahinananda Aluthgamage also should be added with the said rotters.
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Sujeewa Friday, 13 October 2017 20:27
Where is Ranjan's mouth on Arjuna Mahendran, Arjuna Aloysius, Ravi Karunannayake, Litro Chairman ...... He is also another politician cum actor!
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