SC concludes contempt of court case against Ranjan
Posted on August 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

The Supreme Court has concluded the Contempt of Court case filed against Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake.

The case was heard before the Supreme Court three-judge bench consisting of Justices Sisira de Abrew, Vijith Malalgoda, and Preethi Padman Surasena today (25).

The bench has decided to take up further clarification on the case on the 21st of October.

The case was filed against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over Contempt of Court charges for making defamatory remarks against the judiciary on the 21st of August in 2017.

Speaking to the media following a meeting with then-Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Temple Trees, Ramanayake has claimed that the majority of judges in the country are corrupt and that they give biased rulings.

Retired Air Force Officer Sunil Perera and Venerable Magalkande Sudatta Thera later filed two petitions with the Supreme Court alleging that such defamatory comments can shatter public confidence and provide a warped image of the judiciary to the people of Sri Lanka.

Based on these complaints, the Attorney General had later served the charges against Ramanayake before the Supreme Court.

One Response to “SC concludes contempt of court case against Ranjan”

  1. Nimal Says:

    It is obvious by the length it takes to complete a case in courts that the judges are not up to it when likes of Ranjan exposes it he is charged with contempt of court.We will see how the courts act in the case against the mayor of Kurunagala?

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