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Prima facie case against Ranjan: AG

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The Attorney General today told the Supreme Court that there appears to be a prima facie case against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake in respect of two petitions which allege that he had committed contempt of court.

The Bench comprising Justices Eva Wanasundera and L.T.B. Dehideniya, fixed the matter to be mentioned on June 18 before the Chief Justice.

Petitioners Sunil Perera and Ven. Magalkande Sudaththa Thera are seeking contempt of court action against the deputy minister for the insulting remarks made at a news conference held on August 21 against the judiciary and the lawyers.

Rasika Tissanayake with Suraj Walgama appeared for the petitioners.

M.A. Sumanthiran PC with Jerusha Crossette Thambiah appeared for Ranjan Ramanayake. Additional Solicitor General Priyantha Navana with Senior State Counsel Shuharsho Herath appeared for the AG. (S.S. Selvanayagam)

  Comments - 17

  • nazeer Monday, 04 June 2018 05:25 PM

    Most of the lawyers who have offices in home do not issue receipt to the clients, please make issuing of receipt is mandatory.

    Ceylon Monday, 04 June 2018 05:27 PM

    Most high court and supreme court judgess must put on trial for contempt of court chargess.they are giving ileagal and wrong judgements allways,according to the benefuts they are recieving from culprits.its open and world famous.

    Sara Monday, 04 June 2018 05:35 PM

    Should not put him in Jail, not worth. Instead, give him more and more Press Conferences he will punish himself.

    Haramanis Monday, 04 June 2018 08:32 PM

    Sara don't be stupid. Ranjan is only speaking out on what the ordinary ary people percieve. These issues have to be looked into by the authorities instead of getting defensive.

    Mela Monday, 04 June 2018 05:48 PM

    If this is contempt, what are people like A.Mahendran, U. Weeratunga and J. Wickramasooriya doing evading court orders.All these fellows are big criminals who robbed poor people of this country. They should be prosecuted and punished before Ranjan.

    malij Monday, 04 June 2018 05:49 PM

    What would be the punishment for belling the cat who is a bane to our nation?

    Jeet Monday, 04 June 2018 05:51 PM

    Like in the Gota case can the judges rescue from this case too.

    Michael Monday, 04 June 2018 06:20 PM

    Justice Vs Reality

    gayandayanath Monday, 04 June 2018 06:27 PM


    Ceylon Monday, 04 June 2018 08:09 PM

    Howcome so quick ??.because its against corrupt judiciary??.it takes 5,10 years to hear.

    Kanchana Monday, 04 June 2018 08:48 PM

    Law... is it that sacred?Then first of all keep this corrupted rotten lawyers (95%) away from so called sacred law. They do the all damage to law, not the words of this guy.....

    Sincere Monday, 04 June 2018 09:21 PM

    We admire, we support and we commend a hero of our times. We know who is clean , honest and who has dignity and integrity.

    Biyasun AnshuMatra Monday, 04 June 2018 09:39 PM

    Great job Minister RanjanKeep up the good workForget the past..it's historyFuture is MistryPresent is a gift...So do everything As you do right nowWe all r with you

    willowsd Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:11 AM

    What a pathetic situation, we are faced in this country? no place for the TRUTH???

    Ajja Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:17 AM

    Whole of Srilankan knows that the legal system is corrupted in Srilanka so they are planning to take revenge from the Minister for contempt of court like what they did for SB.by this means you cannot suppress peoples mind and the freedom of expression.shows there is no Democracy in Srilanka

    Zub Tuesday, 05 June 2018 01:29 PM

    This you call an independent judiciary?

    Ajith Tuesday, 05 June 2018 03:28 PM

    Judges excused from Gota case coming to judge Ranjan in packs.

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