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Imprisoned parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has been allowed two visitors once a month in addition to telephone conversation facility once a week, the Prisons Department said.

Ramanayake was denied visitors and telephone call facility for two weeks, since early this month for posing for a selfie with fellow parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna at the Angunakolapelessa Prison.

Prisons spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said Mr. Ramanayake could meet two visitors each month and also allowed to use the telephone to a maximum three minutes once a week.

He said Mr. Ramanayake can decide whom he wants to visit.

He said online booking for visitation are now available for the prisoners.

He said before the Covid-19 pandemic, each remanded prisoner was allowed three visitors each month, while a suspect was allowed three visitors per week.

However, the practice was restricted due to Covid-19. Since then, the number of visitors were cut down to two per week for a suspect and two per month for a remand prisoner.

The spokesman said the telephone call facility is being allowed to all inmates considering the difficulties to visit the inmates due to Covid-19.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  • Michael Ranasinghe Wednesday, 31 March 2021 08:50 AM

    He may have had a loose mouth but he is the only guy who fearlessly went after a corrupt system and is paying the price .It's no surprise that he was given a harsh sentence .

    RoaringCreek Wednesday, 31 March 2021 09:06 AM

    Keep him inside and isolated. A star class idiot not suitable to be in the legislature. He is now in the correct place. His recording of telephone conversations and talking rubbish in parliament was disgraceful by any standard.

    Gen Wednesday, 31 March 2021 09:24 AM

    Rajapaksahas knows their end is near ..and soon when this crazy man and his crazy gov is kicked out, it will be the rajapaksa family and their potuu who will be in jail for very very very long time.. some family members will sentence for life. This time no mercy ..no deals straight to Jail.

    Jude Wednesday, 31 March 2021 09:34 AM

    RR gonna be more popular than ever!! Incarceration NOT gonna STOP RR from going after currupt politicians and bureaucrats !! YEAH !!

    ravin Wednesday, 31 March 2021 09:45 AM

    OH !! just a curiosity, what happened to the investigation that , mobile phone was found near Ranjan's prison cell? Shaded?

    Chamarilatha Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:24 AM

    The star class idiot would be this clown called roaring creek! Ranjan was punished severely for speaking the truth and yet all the SLPP criminals are having their cases thrown out. Proves his point with no doubts. Just take a good look at the type of ministers and MPs in government. Utter disgrace!

    Andrew Silva Wednesday, 31 March 2021 11:56 AM

    The Rajapakshas are intoxicated with power their unable to fathum what goes around comes around. When the power from above strikes remember there is no place to hide.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 31 March 2021 08:11 PM

    How many visitors and how many calls per week allowed for Duminda Silva?


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