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Ranjan Ramanayake files motion in SC

2 February 2021 02:09 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, who was sentenced to four-year rigorous imprisonment over contempt of court, has filed a motion in the Supreme Court to survey the conviction.

A three-Judge bench comprising Supreme Court Justices Sisira de Abrew, Vijith Malalgoda, and Preethi Padman Surasena had consistently conveyed the decision on January 12.

Through the motion former Minister Ramanayake further requested to file a revision application regarding the verdict. The motion was filed through Attorney-at-Law Dinesh Vidanapathirana along with the relevant documents, affidavits were submitted to the court.

The case was filed against the former state Minister over Contempt of Court charges for making defamatory remarks against the judiciary on August 21, 2017.

Currently, he is detained at the Agunakolapelassa prison. (Yoshitha Perera)


  Comments - 5

  • Ram Tuesday, 02 February 2021 02:24 PM

    Ranjan's life is in danger and particularly he is unsafe in a Prison in the South

    Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 02 February 2021 02:29 PM

    Regardless of his personal life this is the only guy who fearlessly went after a corrupt state and see where he ended

    Disillusioned Tuesday, 02 February 2021 04:11 PM

    Very well said. I am also concerned about brave mr. Abeseykara

    Gayan Tuesday, 02 February 2021 02:30 PM

    Where's his original lawyer Sumanthiran. Is it true Sumanthiran under performed to make the case a loss while trying to internationalise the jailing of a opposition MP?

    Anton Weerasinghe Tuesday, 02 February 2021 08:00 PM

    Hope u will be out soon. The country need your services and to debate fearlessly in parliament

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