Ranjan apologises to Court


Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who was sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment, on Contempt of Court charges, apologised to the Court through an affidavit yesterday (25).

He was charged with Contempt of Court, by the Supreme Court, based on a statement made by him in August 2017 outside Temple Trees and was convicted in 2021.

Ramanayake, while apologising to the Court for the statement made by him, said that such a statement is false and is derogatory and contemptuous of the entire Judiciary.

While apologising without any reservations, Ramanayake sought forgiveness from the entire Judiciary of Sri Lanka.

He further said, statements made by him outside of the Supreme Court as to his unwillingness to withdraw the statement made by him in August 2017 were false, wrongful and derogatory of the entire Judiciary of Sri Lanka.

Ramanayake thereby also apologised for the statements made outside Supreme Court, while stating that he will not make any statements critical or derogatory to the Judiciary.

Meanwhile, Minister Harin Fernando tweeted yesterday (25), that Ramanayake is expected to be released from jail today (26) or tomorrow (27).

BY Faadhila Thassim