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Contempt case against Ranjan

AG says all SC judges have determined on basis to proceed

All judges of the Supreme Court have determined that there is a basis to proceed with contempt of court charges against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake for allegedly casting insulting remarks on the reputation of the judiciary and lawyers, the Attorney General informed Supreme Court yesterday.

Additional Solicitor General Priyantha Nawana PC appearing for the Attorney General informed the Supreme Court that the judges of the Supreme Court have 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.

The Supreme Court two-judge-Bench comprising Justice Eva Wanasundara and Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya yesterday referred the matter to be heard on June 18 before the Chief Justice in order to take further action.

Meanwhile, President’s Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran appearing for Deputy Minister Ramanayake informed Court that his client was filing written submissions explaining as to why court should not take action against him regarding two contempt of Court actions.

Ven.Magalkande Sudantha Thera of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization 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 held on August 21.

Counsel Rasika Dissanayake with Sandun Senadhipathi under the instructions of Sanath Wijewardena appeared for the complainants. President’s Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran appeared for the respondent. Additional Solicitor General Priyantha Nawana appeared for the Attorney General. 


 

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Oh I see! What about those people who insulted a Chief Justice. The Former Chief Justice, Mrs. Shirani Bandaranaike was insulted and brought down unceremoniously and the henchmen of Rajapaksas including Wimal Weerawansa and his thugs parked them outside the home of this Chief Justice and kept on raining insults - What is the action have you taken against them. What has the AG and the SC Judges have to say to this?

The SC & the legal fraternity is double quick to pounce on this person for speaking the true situation rather than correcting the position. What a mighty hurry???? How come this urgency wasn't there when GMOA & Uni stuidents openly vilified the judgements & judiciary in public for months on end? Why is the delay in proceeding of the case against GMOA President? The general public are aware of the truth. Need to cleanse the judiciary.

That monk of the Bodu Bala Sena can say any rubbish to divide the country and now complaining against Ranjan. The whole world knows what is going on with dirty and corrupted people connected to our legal system but others can't criticize or talk about it. Follow Malaysia and get rid of these people. Monks or priests should not get involved in politics.

Why then are these judges scared of handling Gota's case ? Is'nt that insulting to themselves. Why not do the same for Ranjan's case as well. The people have already lost hope on our gutter grade judiciary and judges. THey would be doing a big mistake by moving against Ranjan, at this point in time.

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