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Alleged Contempt of Court case

AG to draft another rule against Ranjan

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Rajaratnam yesterday informed Supreme Court that the Attorney General is to draft of rule of Contempt of Court charges against MP Ranjan Ramanayake for allegedly making a derogatory statement regarding the Supreme Court.

ASG Rajaratnam stated that the statement made by Ranjan Ramanayake is tantamount to contempt of court in terms of Article 105 of the Constitution and necessary action to be taken accordingly.

Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was present before Supreme Court two-judge-Bench comprising Justice Eva Wanasundara and Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya and court was informed through President’s Counsel Faiz Musthapha that his client was yet to receive summons.

The Supreme Court re-issued summons on MP Ramanayake, directing him to appear in court on February 26.

The Supreme Court made this order persuent to a complaint that MP Ranjan Ramanayake had recently made a comment in the media regarding an on going case at the Supreme Court in a manner that insults and damages the reputation of the judiciary.

Another contempt of court case had been filed against MP Ranjan Ramanayake for allegedly casting insulting remarks on the reputation of the judiciary and lawyers. This matter is to be taken up for argument on December 10. 


 

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