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Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who was sentenced to 04 years of Rigorous Imprisonment has been transferred to the Angunukolapelessa Prison today.

Prisons Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said that he was transferred after completing his quarantine period at the Correctional Center for Youthful Offenders in Pallansena.

The spokesman said that Ramanayake had been detained at the E Ward of the prison.

The Supreme Court sentenced MP Ranjan Ramanayake to 04 years of rigorous imprisonment for contempt of court on January 12.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising justices Sisira Abrew, Vijith Malalgoda and Preethi Padman Surasena found the former state minister guilty of the charges beyond any reasonable doubt.

The Bench ruled that Ramanayake had committed contempt of court when he commented to the media that the majority of judges and lawyers in the country were corrupt on the 21st of August 2017.

  Comments - 16

  • Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 26 January 2021 03:43 PM

    If insulting the judiciary carries such a sentence imagine what the sentence ought to be for those who rob and plunder the country if they are ever sentenced ?

    Jose mori Tuesday, 26 January 2021 04:43 PM

    Michael, they need to be brought to book first. The mere mention of an inquiry, and they get themselves admitted to hospital with various ailments to prevent prosecution. Our country is a joke and the law makers are the biggest asses ever.

    Asanka Tuesday, 26 January 2021 04:50 PM

    Very well said. And Ranjan was even speaking the truth

    Dee Tuesday, 26 January 2021 03:45 PM

    Oh! Taken to the stronghold.

    Joshua Tuesday, 26 January 2021 04:45 PM

    It is not only him but all those morons in diyawanna who have to be in the prison.

    Lion Tuesday, 26 January 2021 07:10 PM

    Straight forward guy who spoke the truth .

    Buddhist Tuesday, 26 January 2021 07:16 PM

    Political victimization.

    Hari M Tuesday, 26 January 2021 08:30 PM

    When the country's justice system and law enforcers fail, the country fails. That is what happening in Srilanka!

    GTG Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11:18 PM

    If truth spoken by anyone else the ultimate results will be SUPREME JUDGEMENT served.

    Rhythm Wednesday, 27 January 2021 12:45 AM

    It is very sad state of affairs to note the country being dragged to hell like this. I wonder how it would be for the future generations to come. It’s a disgrace to see the things that are happening. No one has any faith in anything anymore. I wonder how is it that politicians don’t know that.

    Adam Speak Wednesday, 27 January 2021 01:05 AM

    Nobody can fool all the people at all times. This is 21st century, not the primitive age any more.

    Nimal Wednesday, 27 January 2021 01:11 AM

    Feel truly sorry for Ranjan.Hope one day he will be released and fight the injustices in the country.

    Lumbini Wednesday, 27 January 2021 07:35 AM

    It is very sad to see what the government is doing to this person.

    Do Do Doo Wednesday, 27 January 2021 07:45 AM

    Next - he will be transferred to his home very soon.

    Eye Wednesday, 27 January 2021 07:46 AM

    Whatever said and done, Ranjan passed and Govt. failed.

    xlntgson Wednesday, 27 January 2021 08:13 AM

    he should have apologised for phone tapping


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