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Punishment to Ranjan very harsh, unacceptable: SF

9 April 2021 02:37 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


One cannot accept the punishment given to former MP Ranjan Ramanayake for contempt of the Court as there are no legal provisions in the country that stipulate punishment for such an offence, SJB MP Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said today.

Fonseka told a press conference that Sri Lanka’s law has not prescribed any punishment for contempt of court. “One cannot agree with the punishment which was given to Ranjan in such a situation,” he said.

“Global situations regarding contempt of court are different. A lawyer in India who was found guilty of contempt of Court was fined one Indian Rupee. However, he refused to pay the fine and he was warned and released,” the MP said. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 4

  • cw Saturday, 10 April 2021 05:26 AM

    Buddy, The punishment was handed over by the court.

    Lion Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:12 AM

    The court ? Which court ,there is no independent court here buddy

    Roshan samarathunga Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:24 AM

    Not in democratic republic of Sri Lanka all happening according to family clan

    Ranaweera Saturday, 10 April 2021 09:32 AM

    Be careful, you will also end up in court.

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