Ranjan’s contempt of court case: Further inquiry fixed for Sept. 28 | Daily News

Ranjan’s contempt of court case: Further inquiry fixed for Sept. 28

Further inquiry into the contempt of court case filed against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake for allegedly casting insulting remarks on the reputation of the Judiciary and lawyers was yesterday fixed for September 28 by the Supreme Court.

Hiru TV News Director Sudeva Hettiarachchi, photo journalist Eranda Gunawardena and journalist Ajith Wickremasinghe testified before the Supreme Court three-judge bench comprising Justice Sisira de Abrew, Justice Prasanna Jayawardena and Justice Vijith Malalgoda..

On a previous occasion, all judges of the Supreme Court had determined to proceed with contempt of court charges against the Deputy Minister after perusing the transcript of the video footage pertaining to the alleged derogatory statement.

Ven. Magalkande Sudantha Thera and R. Sunil Perera, a retired Air Force Officer, had made complaints to the Supreme Court seeking a contempt of court action against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake for allegedly making insulting remarks on the reputation of the Judiciary and lawyers at a press conference on August 21, 2018.

President’s Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran appeared for the respondent. Additional Solicitor General Viraj Dayaratne with Senior State Counsel Suharshi Herath Jayaweera appeared for the Attorney General.


 

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